Oct 1, 2020
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Ann Carrington. Based in Margate, UK, Ann makes sculpture using tin cans, flatware, and other metal objects that reference the peculiarities of British material and popular culture. I first saw her work last year when I saw one of her bouquets made from dozens of spoons shaped into delicate floral shapes. In our interview we talk about being a part of a creative squatter community in London early in her career, her interest in upcycling, and making art of the Queen and Royal family. She was commissioned to make The Royal Jubilee Banner for the Queen in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. The banner hung from the stern of the Royal Barge “The Spirit of Chartwell” as it made its journey up the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee procession in June of 2012. To see examples of her work visit www.anncarrington.co.uk.
On today’s Amaco Community Corkboard we have Clay Week, an international outreach event that celebrates clay, community, and creativity. Next week October 5-11th, 2020 there will be virtual studio tours, lectures, online sales, and live interviews with the Color Network, Art Axis and NCECA. To find out more visit www.clayweek.org.