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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Kaffe Fassett Exhibition 2014 at the American Museum, Bath

The colourful collections of Kaffe Fassett have been on exhibition at the American Museum in Bath all summer, in a detached building set away from the main museum at Claverton Manor.
When I visited in early autumn, the building was partly hidden behind a large tree covered in textile ‘lanterns’ and shrouded in mist. It was a mystical treasure waiting to be discovered.
Entering the building I felt an immediate assault on my senses of COLOUR!
The main theme running through the entire exhibition was colour, colour and more colour detailing the knitting, needlework and patchwork of Kaffe. His mind must be in a constant whirlwind of colour.
Although I found his large pieces stunning and the level of stitch and design involved in their creation fascinating, some of my favourite pieces were his mood board displays, detailing his journey of ideas, from initial inspiration through to the final designs and collections.
Here are some of the photos from the day.