I am so excited today as my felt is definitely going to be on display at ‘Breaking Out’, the Crafts Council Exhibition to be held in Kilkenny from October 19th until mid January 2009. The curator Ann Mulrooney and I met this afternoon so that she could have a look at the current work I have been making. I have to say that I was very unsure how the meeting would go as it is always difficult to be critically assesive about your own work, especially if like me you have no formal art college training. Anyway, Ann was really nice and supportive, one of my pieces has been selected for photographing on Sept 18th (merino wool neckpiece with loads of spikes!) and the rest of the work needs to be delivered by the beginning of October. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to know that my work was up to scratch and I really am looking forward to inviting all my friends who have supported me develop my practice to the opening! Another knock on effect of being selected has been the fact that I am now registered as a maker with the Crafts Council and have a profile page complete with images on their website.
Nicola, that is such good news and I can relate to how it feels to get such exposure and recognition. Well done. I once visited the eara you metioned – Kilkenny: nice town and I can hear my husband say in the back ” and ever nicer beer…” Have a good weekend
THAT IS SO COOL!
Congratulations! I am so happy for you-What a wonderful accomplishment! Next thing you know someone from a magazine will be contacting you wanting to put your felt in their pages~
Congrats again~So exciting!
Great news congratulations. Looking forward to seeing that show!
Congratulations!! How exciting for you. Can’t wait to see it. I’ll add it to the Feltmakers blog when you have more details. Holly