This week was the last Monday I would be getting up before the larks and driving to Salisbury to look after my granddaughter, because she has just turned four and is starting school in September. Quite a sad moment for me as I’ve loved watching her grow into a fabulous little girl with a very active imagination, and being able to share my love of books, singing and active play with her. So it was quite pertinent that we spent the afternoon over at Roche Court, near Salisbury in their sculpture garden where she enjoyed running amongst the art and exploring the inside galleries. She was obviously taken with the glittery collection of Andrew Logan jewellery (far left), but I rather liked the finger prints in the Hubert Dalwood aluminium vessel (middle left). Amélie loved the huge Barry Flanagan hare sculpture outside, and I was taken with this delicate etching of his inside (middle right). In the Design House was a collection of textile work and we both chose Sophie Rowley’s very tactile cotton frayed hangings as a favourite amongst a lot of beautiful pieces – Khadi Fray No. 20 / Infinity Window, 2020 (far right). Forest and Found’s wooden vessels and canvas quilts were also part of the Common Thread show, they are also Crafts Council Hothouse alumni.
Common Thread is on at the New Art Centre, Roche Court until 29 August 2020