Sunday, 20 June 2010
I am really pleased with the lovely 18th century blue I chose for the gallery walls, which really helped to set the context for the work, and to transform the space into a banqueting room.
And here I am adding the finishing touches - paper tapers for all the glass candlesticks.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Alice Archer, who has embroidered them for me has done an amazing job!
I have also been working on the leaflet which will accompany the show, and will give a brief biography of my guests. Writing it all up, I have been really struck by quite how interconnected they all are - everyone has some direct link with at least one other person, and some of them, like Walpole and Pope link whole networks of characters.
Last Saturday there was a nice little article on me in the Guardian. It was about the studio, and weaving in particular, so not directly about this project, but there is a nice follow up slide show on the Guardian website at http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/audioslideshow/2010/jun/01/traditional-weaving
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
"The beautys of architecture may consist with the greatest plainess of structure"
Though the columns perhaps show a little more fancy...
The church boasts a number of very illustrious parishioners over its history. Amongst my guest list for 'Place Setting' are Alexander Pope, his nurse Mary Beach, and the actress Kitty Clive - a favourite of both Walpole and Garrick.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
While I was looking around the housekeeper's rooms, I came across this beautiful little fireplace with the most charming tiles.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
This is the link to Matthew's website: http://www.matthewandrews.co.uk/