A great 10 days were spent at the pop-up gallery at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre overlooking the amazing Morecambe Bay in Silverdale!
Our efforts were rewarded by this dramatic sunset as we were packing down on the last night – it made my weekend! AND it also gave me an impromptu photo opportunity to get a rather special backdrop for the garden sculptures.
It’s a bit challenging to get good images of the flowers due to their size and I think these pictures give a sense of scale if not capturing their lovely colours. The flower heads are made from architectural clay and fired to a high temperature which should make them frost proof; then each one is coloured with metal oxides and glass from the beach and left over scraps from Debbie Copley’s glass bird making @debbiesshed! Its a very labour intensive process as you can imagine, but once completed I think they look spectacular! What do you think??
I’m currently developing these sculptures and intend testing them over winter in my own garden, so next summer when I’ve perfected their manufacture, they will hopefully have evolved into structures which can be enjoyed all year round and will be on view during the Silverdale Art Trail in June. So watch this space!
The next show will be at Hawkshead, Cumbria on the 5th & 6th of December, which is the festive Christmas market and if its anything like last year…..a wonderful trip out for the whole family. Here’s the link….. http://hawksheadchristmasfair.com/hawkshead-christmas-fair/
I’ll be taking a selection of small gift flowers and hanging flowers like these….