Despite the tube strike & stormy wet weather, a bunch of us braved the elements to get to the private view of Craft into Industry and were rewarded with a beautiful exhibition at the Contemporary Applied Arts’ new gallery. Curated by Sue Pryke and Brian Kennedy two stalwart designers/curators whose work I hugely admire, this exhibition explores the possibilities between studio practices and the ceramic industry. My textiles were shown alongside work from a wide range of disciplines. The exhibition was originally presented at the British Ceramic Biennial at Stoke-on-Trent last year. I was not able to get up there, so was really looking forward to when the show came down to London. I found my work displayed in the Surface section along with ceramics which focus on surfaces. I was thrilled to see the lovely quote for the Surface section that begins with a description of my work,
A line of thread across a piece of fabric, a brush mark across a sheet of paper, repeated actions over a lifetime of creation offers a myriad of possibilities for decorative solutions to the objects we use every day.”
Thank you Sue Pryke, Brian Kennedy & the lovely team at CAA.
The exhibition is open till 30th March 2014 at the CAA, 89 Southwark Street, London.