‘A Leaping Hare’

‘A Leaping Hare’ – a curation / assemblage from mud-larking finds   I am passionate about the countryside and the animals and birds with whom we share our rural habitat.  We see numerous rabbits but in all the time I have lived in this area of North Kent I have never seen a hare.  So whenever we take a trip … Read More

Catrin Howell

Hound – ceramic wall piece by Catrin Howell   I am a great admirer of Welsh ceramist Catrin Howell’s beautifully modelled ceramic beasts.  Part real, part mythical, part imaginary, these creatures inhabit a hinterland  between the rural landscape of the Gower Peninsula – where Catrin grew up and where her farming family still live – and the mythical world of … Read More

Kevin Crossley-Holland – An East Anglian Poet

‘Watercolour’ – from: Poems from East Anglia by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Published by Enitharmon.   I am an avid reader of poetry (and occasionally put pen to paper myself).  Poetry seems to enable us to capture images and emotions so sensitively and concisely – a few well-chosen words, cleverly combined and arranged into lines or verses, can express so much more … Read More

Snowbound

Self-Portrait with Snow   As I write this I am sitting warmly indoors looking out at a snow-covered garden to the fields and river beyond.  The bare tree branches are swaying in the cold easterly wind and a thick layer of snow carpets every horizontal surface.  ‘The beast from the east’ has struck and left we rural folk incarcerated – … Read More