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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Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey – What came home with me!

The Contemporary Craft Festival and the annual pilgrimage to Bovey Tracey will be here before we know it.  It’s a brilliant place to meet new people and catch up with dear, like minded friends. For me, Festival 2018 was the best ever and I’m already panning next year’s trip.

As promised, here are just some of the goodies I purchased this year.

Red and Rust

Contemporary Craft Festival - Embroidery by Sue Bibby. Lighthouse by Kirsty Elson
Embroidery by Sue Bibby. Lighthouse by Kirsty Elson

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Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey

Contemporary Craft Festival in 2016 & 2017 had been so awesome that I just had to return again this year.

The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018
The Contemporary Craft Festival 2018

Ready, Steady Go!

Queues were starting to build as I arrived with the sun shining and my festival ticket was in my hand. The queues were already starting to form and I was anticipating the chatting and shopping ahead of me.

At 10am, we were all allowed in. My perfect day at Bovey Tracey was about to begin.  I had  a note of the stalls I wanted to visit, devised a list of potential purchases, filled my purse with pennies and I was ready to go.  Continue reading “Contemporary Craft Festival 2018, Bovey Tracey”