Reflecting back on November, I can say for sure, it has been an explosive month, pardon the pun, I feel all my hard work is starting to pay off. This months news is very exciting in deed. My project singing the line into existence has inspired a University lecture Dr Louise Ritchie to get on Board! Louise has been researching her own train project called “ day return” the relationship between West Wales and the West Midlands via the Cambrian train line. Louise applied for funding from the Strategic insight programme to work with me, and got it!. Together we will discus and reflect on our shared interest in relation to performance, place and travel.
One of the sites we will be researching will be Pont Lanio Station and creamery. You can find out how my first visit went, at this awesome site here.
To the run up to four craft fairs this month, I loaded my car with my porcelain pictures, sculptures, earrings size porcelain, and drove to Flowering Elbow workshop in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, to work collaboratively with my talented friend and inventor, designer maker Bongo. His company, specialising in making unique functional and beautiful pieces from reclaimed waste or local sustainable sources materials. Their web site is here. I really enjoy working with Bongo as we have a good connection, his work and philosophy really resonates with me. Every time I go to the workshop I learn a new skill and expand my imagination to the possibilities of creating beautifully combined ceramics, wood or other material pieces. While at his workshop I interviewed Bongo about his company and his practice. I hope you enjoy our very relaxed and informal talk.