In this episode we are joined by three artist/makers, Ismini Samanidou, a weaver from Eastborne Jessie Higginson a printmaker from Cornwall and Katie Bunnell a ceramicist, also from Cornwall.
In May 2021, they spent a short residency with us here at Clayhill, after securing some Arts Council funding for a collaborative project called ‘Mesh, Loop and Line’
We talk about the residency and the importance of this as part of creative practice, as well as how the pandemic has changed their way of working over this past year. During the conversation we also explore 'teaching' and how the meaning of this has changed for them over the years, alongside their strong sense of materiality and making that is at the very heart of their respective practice. It is clearly evident that coming together again after a long year on screen has been really valueable for them.
The work that the residency helped to foster will be on show at Grays Wharf in Penryn, Cornwall in October, 2021, where they will also be delivering workshops with The Sensory Trust for people living with dementia.
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Update since the recording: The dates of the exhibition have been put back a week. It is now Thursday 14th October - Sun 7th Nov. Grays Wharf is open 10-4, wed-sun each week