I’ve been looking at lots of mid-century ‘fat lava’ pieces recently… and a Sgrafo Modern item from my collection (pictured). I’ve also found myself quite taken again with one of my own pieces. There is something about the slightly lumpy off-putting texture of this vase that works really well with smooth furniture. It’s supposed to look a bit like a mushroom!
Sketched a collection of items from the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge at an evening event ‘The Art of Pure Observation of Things’. Items include a Brachiopod, a sea urchin and copper ore.
So I’ve been putting all my energy into making my new place habitable…. Here are some of the first results! There is possibly more filler than actual plaster left on this wall and Dad did a great job with the sander. The carpets were a major milestone. The paint is an optical grey that I chose because it is very receding.
Work continues on this tapestry; I’m working copper coloured paint and thread onto a calico backdrop that I hand-painted in taupe and dyed with a pale blue wash.
On the landing window: A print by Robert Jones titled ‘Edgelands’ and one of my wobbly pots with winter branches.
The sunlight moves around to this window in the evening
Some bathroom pieces and my hand-mixed paint colour, a flesh tone that I’ve affectionately named ‘Nanna’s Girdle’