Monday, 19 September 2016

home vintage

Panda, I received from father Christmas at my dad's works Christmas Party.
What joy!  He's awe bare in places & recently had to re-attach his nose, plus make him a dashing re-claimed wool collar, also to keep his neck from wobbling!  But he's just as loved. He is languishing on my families welsh blanket heir loom.

Monday, 25 July 2016

BELONG Installation preparations for Wakefield Artwalk 27th July 2016

Studio:  new artist books & book art  for BELONG Installation at Westgate Chapel for Wakefield Artwalk on Wednesday 27th July 2016.
The book art is inspired by the 'Words Are Not Enough' collaboration I took part in earlier in the year. The audience were invited to take a boo/s away with them. I was instantly attracted to a book cover as it was a mirror image
pictorial cover devoid of words. I loved it.
And so it slowly evolved and transformed in my studio.
I have for as long as I can remember had an strong pull towards old, discarded things. Creatively I love the challenge of working with something a bit awkward, seeing the beauty.
The  military weapons belt I have had for many years, I thought it looked useful for when I was out sketching it could house my art materials... making peace not war!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Felt & Paper developments for insitu solo exhibition at Wakefield Chapel 27th july 2016.

Layering & binding on going narrations of 'nesting kindness' through the mediums of re-claimed animal welfare paper, print, hessian & local flock fleece.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Print & Felt thoughts of Grandfather, War & the Military

Print on reclaimed industrial felt
Getting work ready for solo exhibition as part of Wakefield Artwalk  27th July 2016 at Westgate Chapel, WF1.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Somme 100 1st July 20016

My Grandfather stood on the right. I thought he was an old, old man. He was 22 when he fought at the SommeUnknown compatriot. Charred, blackened, decimated tree.
The above images are from Silent Witness, a seminal project which I began during Artist in Residence 2012.  From a young I have been intrigued by the photograph of my Grandfather. Being given little information about him. All I understood was that that he fought in the First World War, which as a small child seemed such a long time ago.  His face in the photograph has carried with me through my life.  My grandfather died when I was a few months old. Being mustard gassed in WW1 contributed to his death.

Somme 100

My Grandfather was a TA.

My grandfather fought with the DLI.

My grandfather was gassed.

My grandfather was a stretcher bearer.

My grandfather was buried alive for three days.

My grandfather was saved by Canadian Troops.

My grandfather came home.


The war continues.


May we all move forward with a patient mind.

May we all move forward with a gentle heart.

May we be united in truth.

May we be united in peace.

May find stillness still with love.


Monday, 27 June 2016

Liverpool Biannale 2016 Shakespeare Now!

 Shakespeare Sonnet  Artist Book
Re-claimed wool yarn hand knitted & felted, original watercolour on handmade paper, text.

I love the visual language of repeating text over & over allowing it to form its own rhythm whilst becoming abstract in meaning.

Shakespeare Sonnet 
From you I have been absent in the spring                                                                 
When proud-pied April, dressed all in his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything
The heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
Yet not the lays of birds nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour or in hue
Could make me any summer’s story tell
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white
Nor praise the deep vermillion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
        Yet seemed winter still, and, you away,
        As with your shadow I with these did play.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Shoddy Pop Up Exhibtion & Workshop Batley Vintage Day 28th May 2016

Shoddy Nests, hand shredded wool yarn making a fine shoddy
laid on Re-claimed Batley Industrial Hessian
Shoddy - Nests
Artist Books hand felted with West Yorkshire Fleece, some with Batley hessian,
hand block printed books, text.
Photograph courtesy of Mat Dale.
Shoddy pop-up Exhibition
Carrie Scott Huby Exhibiting and delivering Shoddy workshop
Batley Vintage Day Saturday 28 th May 2016
Batley Library & Art Gallery  Shoddy Exhibition & Workshop Admission FREE
Shoddy is the name for new cloth made from woollen waste and recycled fabric. This original meaning is now largely unknown, and the word has come to mean of inferior quality, shabby or broken down. This is the starting point for an exhibition by disabled artists working with woollen or other yarns and fabrics, or recycled and reused textile materials.
We are challenging ideas that disabled people are second-rate. Instead, we think that “shoddy” could be used to describe the government’s treatment of disabled people, with cuts to welfare beneļ¬ts and public services.
Batley Library & Art Gallery,
Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA.      01924 326021