I collaborate creatively with ceramist Samantha Robinson, creating work for exhibition and for sale. We use the name ‘PorceLace’ for this work and have so far exhibited at the National Centre for Craft and Design. We are delighted to be commissioned by Nottingham’s Creative Quarter to create a street installation for Light Night 2016. We will be making a two metre wide lace ‘doily’ lit with over 130 tea lights, each embossed with original lace designed especially for this work.
Samantha has started making the tea light holders and I am currently making lots of lace to construct the giant doily (whose idea was that?!). I went over to Sam’s studio to offer some help and learn more about her process. Some of my pots will even be used in the installation..!
UPDATE – Based on the European model of Nuit Blanche, founded in Paris in 2002, the idea of Light Night is to open cultural and other venues across the city late into the night and play host to unusual / unexpected cultural events. In Nottingham this means an evening of free arts and culture events in the city centre. Do something different on a Friday night! Take part in a fantastic night of discovery as Nottingham comes to life this Light Night: Friday 5 February 2016 from 4pm till late. Find out more about Light Night events here