the Carbeth creature goes north

Our kitchen garden seems to have been unusually productive this year . . .

We’ve been enjoying the best salad vegetables we’ve ever grown, have just harvested our potatoes, and have kale and leeks and even celeriac to take us through the autumn.

. . . I wonder if the plot is doing so well because it has had a lot of help . . .

. . . from the woolly-faced Carbeth creature?

Having happily brought in the potatoes, the creature has recently found itself dreaming of pastures new . . .

. . . and is excitedly planning a journey north . . .

To Banchory . . .

. . . where its jolly woolly masks will be appearing in an exhibition . . .

Held at the Barn, Banchory.

. . . as part of a touring exhibition bringing together Scottish makers with their counterparts in Mexico, Thailand and Canada. All of the makers involved have participated in Applied Arts Scotland collaborative international residencies. . . .

. . . such as the collaborative residency with a group of Mexican designer-makers, in which I was honoured to participate . . .

. . . and which resulted in the creation of this playful cadaver exquisito with my collaboration partner, Pilar Obeso Sànchez . . .

The exhibition opens on Saturday August 21st, and you can book a slot to see it here. So If you are near Banchory, please do pop along to the Barn . . .

. . . where the Carbeth Creature looks forward to meeting you!

I’m joining the creature on its wee trip north, and am really looking forward to seeing all the fantastically creative collaborative work that’s been produced with the help and encouragement of Applied Arts Scotland (a wonderfully supportive maker-led organisation with which I’d encourage any Scottish craftsperson, designer or maker to get involved)

Perhaps we’ll see you there?!

Meet, Make, Collaborate at the Barn, Banchory, August 21st – November 6th, 2021