An Exhibition perfect for window shopping.
Although you can’t go in the gallery right now, Craftco in Southwold have created a window display based on the exhibition they had planned to hold over the next two months, ‘Make It Green’. “The original idea for the exhibition was to comment on green issues or use recycling. Many items are inspired by the natural world and some are simply green.”
There are some fantastic artists taking part. If you’re not in the Southwold area, don’t worry, we’ve collated some highlights below.
Make It Green: The Artists
“My training as a potter led me to explore the beautiful ceramic tiles of William-de-Morgan and I have always loved birds; their exquisiteness and resilience. I have also, over the years, loved looking at small religious icons on wooden panels where both colour and gilding are used.
Learning to water gild using silver and gold leaf made me appreciate the reflective qualities of these materials, reminiscent of water and light, so it’s been a coming together of all these influences that prompted me to want to celebrate the beauty of birds, particularly the water birds, using the tile-sized gessoed panels.”
Most of the things I make are constructed from recycled stuff using wire or sewing.
‘Vegan Evolution’ (copper wire face with fruit beads)
is thinking about wether veganism can save our planet. I love the fact of a new tribe of people evolving into vegans who allow life to live.
The Greenman brooch is made from a grill off an old bubble-back iMac. I enjoyed creating a modern version of the fabled Greenman. You can contact Julie at email@example.com
At the time of making the no time for roses, I was overwhelmed with thoughts about the climate crisis like many in the global community and it seemed to express my feelings . Using recycled fabrics is a green way to do this .
Overnight the world changed and it seems more important than ever to recycle, and to take a much closer look at sustainability in our practice.
I made this pot after learning that the first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers, Okjökull (OK) Glacier has been lost to the Climate crisis. In Iceland, it will be remembered by a memorial plaque, the words written by the author Andri Snær Magnason, A letter to the future.
A LETTER TO THE FUTURE
OK is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier.
In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path
This monument is to acknowledge that we know
What is happening and what needs to be done.
Only you know if we did it.
This pot is to acknowledge the loss of the glacier. Magnason’s words are slightly changed on the pot .
Jane Mitchell Finch
This little landscape journey came about because of my love of old wooden cotton reels. The iconic paper labels with the makers name and colour information and then the using up of the twine leaving an empty spool. What better homage than to combine drawing, hand painting and free motion embroidery to create a continuous stitched scene!
You can visit the Craftco website at www.craftco.co.uk.