Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Journey...

With all that's been happening in this crazy world of ours and the plight of many Pam Tongue came up with a brilliant idea.
The idea  is to make small clay figures whilst we share conversations on how the town of Penryn can to unite and reach out and help the refugees fleeing from the devastation and horror in their native countries.

To link Pam Tongues idea there is on  view at the Fannie & Fox gallery is an thought provoking installation of work.

'A Common Thread'
Julie Howe

'A Common Thread' is about the imperceptible links that join us all.

The analogy between the dolls and humans? We may all look different on the outside underneath we are all vulnerable.

It begun with a simple pattern made from a cereal box cut out in calico and stitched. Each 'doll' started with the same pattern but their own DNA, stretched and altered, evolving as they were made. One 'doll' led to another and became this installation of 108 pieces.

This work was started in despair and ended in the reassuring knowledge that we are all linked in some way by 'A Common Thread'. We are all the same.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Willow, bamboo and a lot of sticky tape.. A new window in progress

This week at Fannie & Fox  in the downstairs studio we have had the first of our 3 planned sessions to work on the construction of our new autumn window..
Any clues to what it is yet?
We have been kindly given some willow and robbed our gardens of bamboo canes..
Amanda and Liz in full swing..

And we have been working in a true team fashion to begin making a.... 
What else could it be?
Amanda, Julie and Liz working hard.. Or maybe posing for a photo..

More updates as we progress and news of an exciting competition we will be running in conjunction with the launch of the new exhibition and window display..
We also had a visitor a 16 year old little lady called Pelle..