I am very much enjoying a flaneur reading of Seeing Things, a collection of writings on art and craft by Alison Britton. It has me thinking about all sorts of aspects of making, as well as reminding me of makers whose work I have admired over the years. So I was delighted when a review in this month's Sculpture magazine took me back to a maker who had slipped into the mists of my memory: Ursula Morley Price.
I love so much of her work for its deceptive simplicity both of design and making, for the contained exuberance, for the scale of it - small enough to have in one's home. Although looking at this film of an exhibition in Troyes last year, I am not attracted to the works in such close proximity to each other that they fight for breath. I much prefer each individual piece in its own space.
At present I am working on the sea pieces which I started with scribbles in Cornwall this year, and Ursula Morley Price's pieces evoke thoughts of underwater plant life and corals. My stitching always leads to much thinking - even while watching tennis - and this reminder of Ursula Morley Price's work is feeding into those thoughts.
There is a piece in a nearby ceramics collection which I must revisit sometime.