Photo. Kit Miller

Monday, 26 December 2011


For the first time in it's history of more than 200 years, our home has mains electricity. In the 40 years that we have lived here we have managed without it, but it seems that the time has come to be connected to the mains. This does not mean that we cannot also use alternative energy, fortunately there are ways that the two can be combined. In the 1960s everyone without electricity was connected to the national grid for nothing, but the people who lived here declined the offer as they were afraid of it.
We now have a freezer which is quite a novelty and I am hoping that a reliable continuous source of power will mean that we can have an electric kiln.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Small books which I made for the winter show 'Ornament' at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. They vary in size and content, but they mostly consist of acetate snowflake designs in books made from tea stained paper or painted fabric. The covers are made from the end papers of old, broken books. 
Lots of artists were invited to make something small and appropriate for the season and the work has been hung on Christmas trees in the gallery, which looks really gorgeous.
In the main gallery they have a lovely exhibition called Running Stitch, which features the work of three artists, Becky Adams, Claire Cawte and Ruth Harries.