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Another day, another sculpture leaves Amazing Space. Paul Stubbs’ zigzag ceramic had lost a couple of pieces during one of the recent fierce north winds, and he decided it was time to call it a day. Next on the list: Michael Fairfax’s fiddlesticks? Up until a week or so ago there were still half the fiddlesticks attached, but the same north wind saw to them too, and down they came (4 left). Pennie Elfick’s Shed continues to receive the shadows of the willows, but they too will change in a week or two: time for a thorough pollarding I think, a fresh beginning. Watch this space.

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A visit from Bournemouth Arts Club

A visit from Bournemouth Arts Club

The last four days have been all about light and I’ve been running round Amazing Space with my camera, completely captivated. Here’s a selection since Monday. We finish on Sunday: last chance to come and see the show if you haven’t already!

Pauline's ceramic long tailed tits reflected

Pauline’s ceramic long tailed tits reflected

Dawn in the studio

Dawn in the studio

Mini prints - some of them

Mini prints – some of them

Mirroring

Tony and Bron’s pieces talk to each other

Pennie's shed in the evening light

Pennie’s shed in the evening light

Autumn is really here now

Autumn is really here now

Dove Tales and Pennants

Dove Tales and pennants

Dove Tales again, this time in the morning

Dove Tales again, this time in the morning

Jennifer Newbury's story of the Dove

Jennifer Newbury’s story of the Dove

Visitors' Book with long shadow

Visitors’ Book with long shadow

and again...

more long shadows

Anne Hawkins, the first person to sign onto a Dove course in the 1970's, with May Payne

Anne Hawkins, the first person to sign onto a Dove course in the 1970’s, with May Payne

The last of Bron'swillow pattern plates finds a new home

The last of Bron’s willow pattern plates finds a new home

Bron's etchings and ceramics

Bron’s etchings and ceramics

Late flowers

Late flowers

Fiona's pressings with Michael's fiddlesticks

Fiona’s pressings with Michael’s fiddlesticks reflected

An amazing Space gone to press

An amazing Space gone to press

This evening, on the dot of 5pm, our deadline, An Amazing Space was winged over to the printers. Great feeling of relief, and also happiness, that this has been achieved, and that our lovely book will be available to buy during the Amazing Space exhibition. Thank you to everyone who contributed, and a particular massive thanks to Caroline Mornement who masterminded the design and deadlines and everything inbetween.

It’s taken so much of my time that other pretty significant events have so far gone unrecorded. So here is an update.

The frames for the Mini Prints which I was planning to buy were suddenly unavailable. They had been such a reasonable price that I thought I’d never match that. Step in Ruth Morland from Glastonbury Galleries who matched the price at no profit to herself, and together with her great team of framers, including Dove book artist Thalia Brown and former etching student Jackie Henderson (the Dove is everywhere it appears), knocked 80 frames and mounts out in no time. A work party of Dove printmakers – Jenny Graham, Julia Foster, Mel Petty, Pauline Palmer, Pennie Elfick and Andrea Clark got the prints up on the walls and here they are – or some of them.

Just a few of the miniprints!

Just a few of the miniprints!

Next, Rob Cotterill, garden maker from South Petherton, finished the sculpture garden. When he left, I found a lovely little sculpture he had made on one of the tree trunks which are awaiting exhibits.

Rob's sculpture

Rob’s sculpture

And then, the framework for the outdoor book: Dove Tales, is up, thanks to Freddie Miller who came over today to strip willow for the upright bracing poles. The book awaits its pages….

Freddie makes the framework for Dove Tales

Freddie makes the framework for Dove Tales

And lastly, in this hurried update, a Tor sunset as seen from the Dove meadow.

Tor sunset from the Dove meadow

Tor sunset from the Dove meadow