Just taken part in a two week long exhibition with several other artists and makers from our region, a group known as the Borgue Collective - please no jokes about assimilation!
The exhibition was at the public gallery in Castle Douglas and ran until the 21st of July, opening between 10.30 am and 4 pm, on display was a mixture of wood turning, felt, textiles, furniture and photography.
Some of the objects are challenging to display well, the natural edge bowls are always an issue as I make them with curved bases (I don't like them with flat bottoms) so putting them flat on a surface really does not work so well. Having tried wooden bases of various types and still not being happy with the way it looked I thought of clear acrylic tube in short lengths so I set off looking for this on the Internet....plenty of tube suppliers but when it came to cutting it in short lengths, thats a different story - my experiences of cutting acrylics has not been happy so I really wanted to get it ready cut.
The difference in the display of the finished bowls is pretty startling, a mirror tile was placed under the whole thing to bounce light back up onto the under side of the bowl and the bowls really do stand out now.
The next exhibition will be in Kirkcudbright at the Arts and Crafts Trail, see you there!
The picture gallery is below: