Laura ellen bacon

In Conversation with Laura Ellen Bacon

Tomorrow evening I'm in conversation with the lovely Laura Ellen Bacon at Siobhan Davies Dance as part of their Human Nature season. Laura is  known for her intricately woven large scale spaces using willow.

The evening begins at 7pm and we will be discussing the crossovers between Space, Scale and Site. 

Siobhan Davies Dance

Photo by Alison Proctor
Photo by Alison Proctor

Lines, Levels, Layers

Kim Norton in conversation with Laura Ellen Bacon

You are invited to a special conversation exploring the new exhibition by ceramicist Kim Norton onFriday 25 July7pm.
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Road
London SE1 6ER
In Lines, Levels, Layers ceramicist Kim Norton dissects our perceptions of daily life and interactions with nature. Kim looks at clay as a material before it becomes an object, as a life-giving property to plants and something which is integral to all living matter. The exhibition invites the viewer to look more closely at the materials around us, under our feet and within our visual landscapes, encompassing the different smells, colours and textures of clay and soil gathered from locations around Southwark.
Sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon creates site-specific willow sculptures in urban and landscape settings such as Chatsworth House, Somerset House and New Art Centre at Roche Court. Laura weaves together willow to make spaces that can be intimate like nests or that reflect movement and structural growth at a human scale.
Kim and Laura will speak about crossovers in their work and the similar and differing processes on working site-specifically.
This event is FREE but please RSVP to or call Reception on 020 7091 9650.
Exhibition Dates: Friday 18 July – Sunday 21 September
Kim Norton Exhibition Tour: Tuesday 16 September, 2-3pm
We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Collect 2013 Favourites

It's the last day of Collect 13 at the Saachi Gallery today. 

I was really lucky to have been given a Private View invite from my Hothouse3 buddy Laura Ellen Bacon who is showing her remarkable woven willow spaces upstairs in the project space. 

I wanted to share a few images of my show favourites. 

Laura Ellen Bacon Woven Spaces:  Project Space

Mind blowing to be able to create these forms takes such skill.... I was thrilled to be given the chance to not not only meet Laura for the first time after our hothouse chats over the phone but I also get to see and experience her work. 

Jean - Claude Legrand Ceramics

I completely fell in love with his work. It has real strength and density to it. Highly structured he handles the surface with subtle marks making processes, balanced with a dry matt finish. The images really can't capture what this body of work resonates when you experience it first hand. 
It exudes architectural elements and reminded me of some of Zumthor's work with small cut outs allowing light to shine through which instantly draws you into the work.

National Glass Centre Jeffrey Sarmiento 

Love the scale and the density of black glass. 

Daniel Widrig the Project Space Glass

This was assembled with such elegance take a look at Daniel's website it's packed with fascinating work.