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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Fishink Autumnal visit.

November 22, 2013

Following on from the Angie Lewin exhibition (see previous blog), we spent a little time in the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  but initially encountered this trail of ceramic bugs in one of the buildings. Anna Collette Hunt must have had great fun making and displaying these little critters.

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Outside the grounds look very beautiful at this time of year. A few sculptures I had seen before, Joan MiroSophie Ryder and a couple of new ones Magdalena Abakanowicz and Peter Liversidge. They look great with such a colourful back drop.

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This Red Slate Line by Richard Long, looked to be in the perfect place and again the colours in the leaves and water also helped to set the scene.

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These books nests were a great idea for solitary bees to create a home. They look good too.

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Did you notice the wooden pig head above lol ? I spent a wee while in the YSP shop, snapping images of some of the beautiful work they have for sale. Quite a few of these names I had already earmarked for future posts. I’m captivated by ceramics at the moment and can’t get enough of these wonderful shapes and colours.

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I’ve spoken before about the talented Ramp Ceramics and had recently discovered Katrin’s beautifully decorative work below.

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Laura’s animals are wonderful, lazy, almost sloath-like and full of fun and character. I really like the fact that she makes their environments too. What better place could a ceramic lion or tiger choose to live in, than in a ceramic forest ! Perfect.

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These stylish wooden blocks featuring different birds, were another hit by Kathryn O’ Kell.

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There was almost too much to take in, in the shop today. Some amazing work and so wonderfully displayed.  They have been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in this years Northern Design Awards which should take place later today. They already have my vote. YSP is always a winner. Best of luck to Amanda and the shop staff too. Fishink has it’s flippers crossed for you ! : )

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2013 10:10 am

    YUM. YUM.

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