2007 New Horizons
2007. Well, waddaya know? This could be my year! Green is in and I've been green (in all sorts of ways...) for as long as I can remember. Once it was normal! Is there a coalescence of Monbiot, green gardening, alternative travel, carbon consciousness, organic shopping for those that can and "microtrading": buying from individual suppliers? I do hope so. This could be the year we've all been waiting for. Good Craft is just as good as good Food, so let's hope there is enough of it about to engage, delight, and unseat us all.
For me this year holds an amalgam of new sculptures to make - probably in wood, probably involving burning; lots more tableware for jolly outdoor eating; lots more garden pots a la USAF aeronautic style and tweaking the new garden at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham, Surrey.
I like to do slide talks so there is a selection:
Back to Nature - some of us never left! - my own story
Sculpture in gardens
A history of the flowerpot
More titles may well erupt in my future consciousness!
I'll be having an Open Day/Show here in late May when I open the grden specially and I am looking for a garden in the Twickenham area in which to hold a show before midsummer.
No wonder the ziggurat on my desk keeps building.. 17 tons of wood coming next week. Snowdrops already!
Jonathan Garratt | January 14, 2007 07:10 PM