Ruth Gibson, a ceramacist, and myself have collaborated to make this installation at the Flaxmill Maltings in Shrewsbury. www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk
This interesting and exciting collaborative process has challenged their printing skills and created an installation that has genuinely combined their different mediums.
They have responded to the Apprentice building , where the children who worked in the Flaxmill lived. One can only imagine how their lives must have been. Ruth and Sheilagh have used images of their daughters, Jessie and Josie, to represent contemporary children contemplating the plight of the Flaxmill apprentices.
This work entitled ‘Neglect and Nurture’ uses images of the Apprentice house integrated with cutlery motifs as well as plates to explore the notion of ‘nurture’. Firstly, in memory of the Flaxmill apprentices and secondly to respond to the ‘restoration’ of the Flaxmill Maltings building that is presently underway.
The Flaxmill is having a major event this weekend: 11th and 12th May 10am - 4pm.
Do come along and see this amazing building as well as loads of art.