SUSAN GATHERCOLE RCA
Blwyddyn o Grochenwaith, Planhigion a Phatrymau - A Year of Pottery, Plants and Pattern
This exhibition follows a year's work of looking closely at fabrics - local Welsh woollen tapestries, antique patterned Japanese silk, richly coloured cotton or velvet off-cuts; plants - whatever's growing wild down the lane, in the garden, or given by generous friends; various vessels - mugs, jugs, tea-pots, coffee-pots and dishes all found in charity shops, received unexpectedly, hounded down on the internet or serendipitously spotted in an exhibition; ephemera including little felt birds, fruit, shells, pebbles, and a favourie motif - pieces of star anise.
Other inspirations have been Pablo Neruda's writing, the long dark winter and the poetry of friendship.
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