Dragons, dismantling and hard graft


This is my entry to the first Ropewalk Open Competition – on the theme ‘from the Humber to the Wash’. The area feels ancient and largely untouched, though its geography is constantly changing. ‘Leogria’ (the title) is used for this part of the world in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 12th-century History of the Kings of Britain.
A bit of light relief when I conducted a family workshop last week at the Hub, Sleaford – a marvellous regional treasure-house of craft and design. People made hats, bats and the most brilliant dragons. Now, having dismantled my exhibition yesterday, I’m back to contemplating imminent deadlines on garden pieces and some real hard graft – more on this soon.