I recently attended a course with Debbie Lyddon, an artist I greatly admire. She shares a love of the coast, earthy colours and textures and I just love her work. During the course, I made a couple of pockets in which I housed items that I had made and found during the course of the workshop. Some time was spent each day walking around the local area looking at, listening to and touching the environment and we recorded our findings in our sketchbooks. Those objects that were appropriate were brought back to the studio for further consideration.
The first pocket was formed in response to some burnt bonfire paper that I found on the walk. I always love charred objects and Debbie encouraged me to try burning some silk that I had. I then housed some found rusty wire inside and loved the result.
The second pocket was made from paper and I added a roll of painted paper and a piece of found metal.