Blog

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside

    Here is a link to a recent blog written for Design-Nation Cornwall & Devon highlighting how I find inspiration at the beach and my desire to so...
  • Precious Things in Times of Uncertainty

    Alliages gallery has linked up with Precious.Collective again to show twenty international contemporary art jewellery makers in Lille, France over the summer.
  • Questions about Sustainable Practice

    Here is a link to Design-Nation UK's blog where I attempt to answer some questions posed by Laura Jacometti about my environmental concerns. Cr...
  • Coastal Trapper Basket

    Walking on the beach at Lyme Regis, searching for treasure amongst the stones and rusty detritus. Returning home to assess my haul in the studio. This piece will be shown as part of the opening show at the Royal Cornwall Museum next month, along with eight other artist members of Design-Nation Cornwall&Devon featuring work made during the pandemic - Time-Lapse; a creative response to living with Covid.
  • A Rainbow for Amélie

    My granddaughter asked me to make a rainbow rug for her new bedroom for Christmas this year. I'd not hooked a rug for years so it was a joy to r...