Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Maker's Art at The Heath Robinson Museum

Earlier in the year the Heath Robinson Museum invited me to be part of their program 'The Maker's Art'. The museum selects 3 local maker's to showcase different crafts and techniques. I'm the first printed textile designer to be featured and my work will be displayed in the museum shop for 6 months.

This is a huge honour, I'm a big fan of the museum and have been a regular visitor since it opened in 2016. I'm thrilled to see my work on display and everyone's work looks incredible. (unlike my photos)

If you've not been before you will love the space, there's a permanent exhibition of Heath Robinson's illustrations featuring complex contraptions and plenty of humour. Another exhibition runs alongside this, 'The Beardsley Generation' is on until the end of the week, then later in the May Tim Lewis' exhibition opens.

My fellow makers are Sarah Crickmore, a potter  working in raku and stoneware, (isn't that red pot amazing!) and Sylvia Colley who makes striking silver jewellery when not writing novels.

I'm photographed here with Jeannine at the end of the successful Private View. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and listened to the makers talk about the processes they use to transform their raw materials into works of art, it was fascinating to hear the stories.

Thank you to Jeannine, who manages The Maker's Art and to all the wonderful volunteers who make this such a special place to visit. My work is in the shop until October, so pop along to this leafy corner of North West London and enjoy a day exploring the museum and Pinner.