The Green at Hampton Court Palace
14-16 September 2018

Beastie Assemblage

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I live at an old watermill near the Jed river in Scotland, with a large and unruly garden. While digging my garden, I kept finding all these beautiful pieces of pottery, old keys and bottles hidden in the soil like pieces of treasure. This inspired me to create a range of assemblage and jewellery, drawing on my love of folk art and French automata. My garden became a rich source of inspiration and finds such as broken pottery for my creations. The antique and charity shops in Jedburgh also donate their pretty chipped cups, lonely saucers and redundant keys to be turned into a quirky Beastie Assemblage. So now I find myself surrounded by dancing birds flapping their china wings and wagging their twirling copper tails, and hares with brass whiskers leaping through undergrowth of silver and pewter in my workshop and gallery on Jedburgh High Street

Beastie Assemblage