I have just finished a fun afternoon felting and chatting with Carmen! I needed to complete some pieces to show the curator how I am progressing towards my work for ‘Breaking Out’, an exhibition with the Crafts Council and really had to get stuck into things this weekend. Because of being totally tied up with the organisation of the Irish Green Gathering recently and having had that accident with the glass I have really not been actively creating as much as usual. It was great to get stuck in and work towards a couple of pieces that I have had in mind for some time. When I was up in Enniscrone recently I collected shells, stones, seaweed and driftwood from the beach. I also managed to find a great piece of polished horn which takes pride of place in a chunky necklace that I finished this afternoon. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a couple of pictures of the work up on the blog, fingers crossed that my photography will be passable after the beautiful images that Bernie McCoy took not so long ago!
I am really excited today as I have just recieved a letter from the Crafts Council informing me that I am one of the emerging makers that have been selected for inclusion in ‘Breaking Out’. This means that I get the opportunity to work with the curator in creating a body of work that potentially will be included in the ‘Breaking Out’ exhibition, opening at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny in October 2008. Thanks a million to everyone who supported and encouraged me when I was preparing my application especially Alan, Cathy and Bernie. I would also like to mention again how helpful I found all the great Artlinkspersonal development courses I attended and really recommend that all creative practitioners in the South East join up immediately.
Thanks a million to professional photographer Bernie McCoy who took some amazing images of my work on Tuesday. I just got the CD today and am finalising an application for ‘Breaking Out’ at the Crafts Council so will not put all the images up on the blog yet! We shot several different pieces of jewellery, scarves, bags and felt vessels.