Well, I’m pretty much ready! I’m opening up my studio for visitors,10AM -5PM. Starting this weekend and ending on 3rd Oct. Closed mon &Tuesdays.
For more information about my venue and others across Somerset go to somersetartworks.org.uk
Somerset Arts Weeks.
18th September – 3rd October
I have long posed this question to myself. What is that infinite space between two objects, the space which defines form of another. The gap/space is tangible and yet we do not really notice it.
I recently went to a open garden and whilst there came across a wood carving of a mother and child. Their gaze was fixed on each others. The intensity of that gaze was palpable. The 10cm gap between their eyes was so powerful it took my breath away. It was the gaze of love between a mother and her trusting child.
Having lost my beautiful Mum nearly 17 years ago, coupled with my autistic son not able to receive that gaze from me easily, I can see that my work is an exploration of these very real experiences. A pursuit to understand, more deeply, from new perspectives. To make connections again.
My newest work has come about through exploring that tension of space but with the connections that tie us together. A combination of space and connection. Using silver solder and copper rivets, my work sits in harmony, together yet apart.
Just made this video for my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoanneHorrobinEnamel/about
Over the years I have been asked if I make jewellery, to which I’ve said no, I love the scale I work at and the thought of all those tiny fiddly pieces just isn’t for me! BUT, after making enamelled discs for ARTcards, I realised I could combine my vessel shape on a small scale to make pendants, so over the last few weeks I’ve developed some new ideas, drawing on my sculptural and vessel textures and designs, I can now see how my art can be worn! Miniature enamel concave discs, in the style of my larger work! Hope you like them, more to come over the weeks, will be on etsy to.