Gerry Grant

Gerry Grant
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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Looking forward to Potfest....

This year the Potfests will be  - Potfest in the Park - 4th, 5th, 6th September
                                                             Potfest in Scotland - 25th, 26th, 27th September
                                                             Potfest in the Pens - October 30th, 31st and Nov 1st

Every year Gerry enters the Potfest competition. Sometimes he has been successful and won a prize voted for by some international potters.  (Bird bath) (planted form)

This year the title is "recycle, re-use , re-purpose". Gerry has done a lot of recycling and re-  using over the last 43 years being a potter, so he is putting together some of the pieces that he has made in that time, and is reforming them into some sort of a vessel. (Or that is what he hopes will happen).

Sunday, 2 August 2020

More about Norfolk!!!

If anyone likes the work of the sculptor Anish Kapoor, he has an exhbition of his work at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. It was the main reason we went there for a few days.
Houghton Hall is just  18 miles south East of Kings Lynn and was the home of Robert Walpole - prime Minister.  Two rooms are open in the house with Anish Kapoors coloured mirrors in them - beatuifully refecting the architectural features of the room. The rest of his sculptures are outdoors.
This is called  Sky Mirror, which reflects the sky, but in such a clever way that sometimes it looks like a hologram and other times like a solid sphere.

What we didn't know about Houghton Hall is that it is also a sculpture Park displaying examples of sculpture all the year round - Rachel Whiteread, Henry Moore, James Turrell, and others. So there is plenty to see. We were there at 11 for it's opening and didn't leave till after 4.
If anyone reading this wants to go then booking in advance - at least two weeks is essential.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Catching up...

It's been a few days since I put something on my blog, and that's because Gerry and I have been away in Norfolk. We were staying at a place called Stanhoe, just a few miles inland of the North Norfolk coast near Brancaster - 15 miles from Kings Lynn.
I have never been to Norfolk before and loved it. The landscape around the coast is stunning - marshes, estuaries, creeks, cliffs and sand.
We are members of the RSPB and spent a couple of days wandering around the salt marshes watching the birds - avocets, knots or dunlins - couldn't tell the difference, godwits, and all manner of ducks and geese. It was lovely to see them taking off en masse on the high tide. We were told by an expert that there were about 50,000 birds on the shoreline and they made stunning displays when they decided to move - but apparantly you have to go when there is a fast incoming high tide when up to 150,000 take off together. That must be really good!!!

All those black dots are birds..