Connections II is a studio exhibition presenting exquisite textile design from England and Japan and it features my most favourite textile artist, renowned feltmaker Liz Clay. She will be joined at her studio by English knitwear designer Annie Fewlass and Japanese artists Mayumi Maedi who works in linen, and Kazuko Yamanaka who creates with metal.
Each have contributed stunning creations that explore modern aesthetics in English and Japanese textiles and concepts of craft and art forms celebrating fabric, form and function.
The exhibition is part of Somerset Art Weeks which began Friday and features a huge variety of events at nearly 100 venues. If you are in the south west of England you'd be mad not to go! I can't and I'm trying not to drag my lower lip on the floor about it.
And there's a chance you could learn feltmaking techniques from Liz Clay herself! I say 'a chance' because her workshops are extremely popular and always sell out. Workshop sessions are two hours and are available Monday, 21 and 28th of September and cost only £40, including materials and equipment. This is a steal. Contact Liz at the number or email above if you're interested. And know that I envy you.
I'll be featuring more of Liz Clay's work soon, including her latest collection of her beyond exquisite couture felt boas. You will melt when you see them.