Friendship & Continuity - Themed Exhibition 2020
Julie Rattray, Jane Ball, Jill Leventon, Jackie Phillips, Jane Sheppard, Harriet Spence
This pyramid is a collaborative piece by six friends, Julie Rattray, Jane Ball , Jill Leventon, Jackie Phillips , Jane Sheppard and Harriet Spence (The Caersws Six).
Various ways of keeping the continuity between all our pieces were discussed. Eventually we decided on the main colours to use and how to maintain the flow between the very different work, with the cut lines carrying over from one piece to the next.
Many thanks to other friends, George Parkinson, who compiled and formatted the booklet, and Russell Parry, who made the supporting pyramid.
Amazingly, we are all still friends!
Flower Show - Themed Exhibition 2021
This is a little box measuring 6 x 7 x 5 cms. It features a flower stall with a single bloom in a flower pot taking centre stage and 6 others joining the show.
The piece is an automaton, the flower in the pot happily pops up, down and round by means of a camshaft inside the box. You can see the workings through a small door in the back. The other flowers are mounted on tensioned steel piano wire which makes them jiggle with excitement when the box is moved.
The box was enamelled with wet process enamel in dry form on the outside and ground coat enamel on the inside. The flowers were riveted and then enamelled with opaques. Floral wafers decorate the centre of the blooms and also feature in the grass at the base. The signs are decals fired onto enamel.
The piece is intended to be colourful and fun as all good flower shows should be.
If you would like to see the piece working follow thi link where you can see a short video.
A wavy beaker, 90mms high, 70mm diameter
Gilded interior . Jane's web site can be found here
Chairman's Rose Bowl - Certificate of Merit
The design for my brooch was inspired by a photo I once saw by Ansel Adams. The colours I used are completely different from the actual leaves in reality. I love the actual hand engraving, the texturing, colours and it just kind of came together into a brooch I'm proud to have made.
Chairman's Rose Bowl - Winner
A flower show of three double sided pendants based on images of snowdrop, sweet pea, echinacea and coreopsis. Sterling silver, lightly etched to get the outline and then engraved and textured. Each pendant is 3.5 cm high and 2.5 cm wide.