Childwickbury Art Fair 2018

I can’t quite believe The Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey was only last month.  Whilst I was there, I heard out about another event a little closer to home – the Childwickbury Arts Fair in Hertfordshire.  It sounded like another Art in Action,  so I had to check it out.

Childwickbury Manor

The Art Fair is held in the beautiful grounds of Childwickbury Manor estate which is owned by the artist Christiane Kubrick .

Childwickbury Arts Fair 2018

The stable block, courtyard and surrounding grounds are beautiful to visit and also provide a brilliant venue for the fair. The quality of the art on display is extremely high, furthermore, each artist has a ‘work space’ on their stand to demonstrate their craft – ceramics, textiles, paint, sculpture, jewellery and printmaking. Continue reading “Childwickbury Art Fair 2018”

Kaffe Fassett & Candace Bahouth in Bath – Part 1

I adore the work of Kaffe Fassett. So when I heard about a new exhibition in Bath I had to see it.   The unexpected and jaw dropping surprise was discovering the mosaic art of  Candace Bahouth.

Bath

My holiday to Devon and The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey is starting to become one of the ‘must have’  annual events in my calendar.
The drive down can take around five hours so I usually break the  journey for a few hours and take a wander around Bath. This year I’d heard about a new Kaffe Fasset exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery so I  just had to take a look.  
Kaffe Fassett’s 2014 exhibition at the American Museum In Bath had totally blown me away.  His volume of colour and pattern  had been truly deafening.
Kaffe Fassett quilts and a Mosaic shoe
In Bath, Kaffe has collaborated with Candace Bahouth to create an exciting new exhibition. It incorporates many of his textiles and Candace’s beautiful, tactile, mosaic structures along side each other.  Each piece works in perfect harmony with one another.
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