Getting down to it…

The gallery has been converted back into a stained glass workshop and the wonderful Carwyn has constructed fantastic easel light boxes to enable us to work on all three panels together. We have been ailing with seasonal bugs but have been enjoying painting up some glass and preparing pieces for sand blasting. It is great to have the templates and cut lines up in the studio and to actually begin to assess light and colour.

I went to a fantastic gig at Cuffern Manor this week, Julie Murphy and Ceri Owen Jones performed new pieces from their upcoming album, ably supported by Fiddlebox. Julie’s songs are tender and poignant and their collaboration embodies the best of traditional and contemporary work, poetry and music, and, amazingly, Ceri played a piece from the medieval ap Huw manuscript – one of the manuscript sources I have been consulting for my windows project…synchronicity at its best!…dreaming of a harp in the chapel..!

Art in the woods

Really enjoyed an art event at Drefelin, Carmarthenshire curated by Jason Pinder and Simon Whitehead, “Rhôd” is artwork installed in a woodland valley and an old mill and includes sound pieces, wood and willow sculptures and a giant four poster bed among the trees, the work is by a number of artists, including Teresa Wakeling, Ed Elliot, Ben Stammers, David Cushley, Christine Cooper, Graham Dunning, Anthony Shapland, Ceri Rhys Matthews, Julie Murphy  and Andrea Buckley.