Blog

  • Flotsam Too - Washed Up

    Teignmouth's iconic building on the seafront The Beachcomber was the location for another curated art show in September 2022. Stunning sea views and ample space to display artworks to their best advantage despite no electricity.
  • Flotsam Too

    Six artist and makers take up residence at The Beachcomber on Teignmouth's beachfront for seven days only. Saturday 10th to Thursday 16th September. Working around the theme of flotsam and detritus Robin Shelton, Anthony Wong and Alison Shelton Brown will be combing the beach daily for materials to incorporate into new work, inspired by a different coastline and location.
  • Flotsam Wash up

    Flotsam at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis July 2022. Ten artists / makers featuring etching, painting, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, lighting, basketry and curated by Alison Shelton Brown. A wonderful selection of quality pieces themed around the title Flotsam and What was Left Behind in the wonderful Town Mill courtyard gallery.
  • Amphitrite goes to Munich

    I'm delighted that my Metamorphoses video featuring Amphitrite, Greek goddess of the sea is being shown during Munich Jewellery Week in July at Ga...
  • Sustainable Making article in SCMK magazine #6

    Artists are compelled to create, to practice and experiment, expanding skills and making work which can also help keep us mentally healthy. But this comes at a cost. Using raw materials of a dubious provenance, relying on mass manufacture of non-renewables such as plastic or metal, in fact a lot of what we use in our creative practices could be considered precious materials; not just the silver, gold or stones ...
  • 'Flotsam' at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis 1st - 7th July

    ‘Masterpieces are no more than the shipwrecked Flotsam of great minds’ Marcel Proust In a post-pandemic world which is currently at war with itself...
  • Metamorphoses in Munich

    Eight months of preparation involving many international Zoom training sessions, getting up before dawn to shoot videos on Charmouth beach in 3º temp wearing a flimsy linen dress and avoiding the early dog walkers, the stress of posting jewellery to Germany and filling out customs forms was all worth it. 

    Three statement necklaces are now on show at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein gallery in the centre of Munich from 25 Feb to 2 April along with my video Amphitrite.

  • My Journey video at The Hub, Sleaford

    Design-Nation has put together a short video on me for the 'Our Journey' show currently on at The Hub in Sleaford, Lincs, featuring twenty four other members of Design-Nation UK. This time Sea Serpent, two Ghostfishing necklaces and Mackerel Container get an outing far across the other side of the country. See you in April!
  • Our Journey blog

    Design-Nation : Our Journey is the first blog by Liz Cooper featuring makers in the Excellence category which surprisingly I'm included in.
  • Maxine Greer's blog post featuring me and why Material Matters

    A Look Behind the Studio Door is a blog series written by Maxine Greer, Cornwall artist, fellow member and participant in the current show at MAKE ...
  • Design-Nation: Our Journey

    Twenty five members of the UK based Design-Nation craft and design organisation have been selected to take part in the show Our Journey held at ...
  • London Calling pt2

    My first PV for what seems years being held in one of my favourite venues at OXO Barge House - a huge five floor warehouse with rustic walls and windows, rough floors and wide spaces, and hosted by Cluster Crafts.