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Originally posted on barleybooks:
We gathered at the Dove last Saturday in warm sunshine. Some of us had visited BABE – the biennial Bristol Artists Book Event. My finds included a large and jolly picture book with a blackly humorous message (from OttoGraphic), a lovely little hand-painted floppy zigzag from Andrew Law, and some simply…
Sculpture by Bridget McCrum outside the Tithe Barn
Material: Earth, A survey of Ceramics is on at the beautiful tithe barn in Tisbury where Messums have a gallery. Catch it while you can: it finishes next week (30th April). And next weekend there is a public event there: Clay Festival: Making and learning for the whole family.
Here are some of the works that caught my eye – among the many.
Dominid Welch sculpture
Stephanie Buttle: performance with pottery
Alison Britton: Upland
Grayson Perry: Vase
Adam Buick: Moon jars
Christie Brown: Statue
Tithe barn display
Bouke de Vries: Dead Nature Chaos
Christie Brown: The Uncanny Playroom
Sandy Brown: Platter
View of exhibition
KaoriTatebayashi: In the dark of night
Elisabeth Fritsch: Counterpoint vase
Sam Bakewell: a messenger, a smuggler
It’s a little hard to find as we spotted no sign posts: but if coming from Hendon direction, take an (unmarked) left as you enter Tisbury and can see what looks like the High Street sloping down ahead. A mile or so, and you are there. Really worth the trip if you love ceramics.
The path to the trees
I’ve just been reading a Facebook post about Shinrin-Yoku, which translated means ‘Spending more time around trees’. Which is what I’ve been doing this last couple of beautiful days; not just spending time around them, but taking what the Japanese call a ‘Forest Bath’. Lying under them.
The Biggest Pine
All the more enjoyable because these are all trees that we planted nearly forty years ago, so they are family.
Scots Pine family
The smell of the Pine resin heated by the sun was quite intoxicating, and no doubt mightily healing as well. Lucky, because I was in search of healing.
Wych Elm trunks
These pale trunks are those of a Wych Elm, which was grown from a cutting Roger took from a hedge up the lane. Wych elm is said to be a bit more resistant to Dutch Elm disease, which shows no mercy to our native Elms.
Wych Elm seeds
Here in the foreground are the embryonic seeds of the Wych Elm; still not much sign of leaves yet. And the Ash tree: its flowers are a thing of wonder – just look at this exotic beauty!
Or this: the furled leaves of the Wild Service Tree:
Wild Service Tree leaves
Evening on its way now: time to go in, well bathed in Forest. Well healed.