Author Archives: agnesashe

About agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

Kiss and Tell – Rodin at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Rodin’s world-famous sculpture ‘The Kiss’ is currently the centre piece of the ‘Kiss and Tell’ exhibition at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. It is on temporary loan from the Tate and it is fascinating to see it spotlit at the centre … Continue reading

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‘A Nation of Shopkeepers’ for the 21st Century

How time flies – I have had an online boutique for over five years and this 21st-century way of shopping has become routine. And, in the last decade everybody, but everybody I know uses online shopping for some aspects of … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens, Suffolk VI – An unexpected offshoot!

Sometimes I stick quite closely to my source inspiration as with the first two of my recent Edlyn series of silk scarves. Picking a panel and details from one of the panels of the St Edmund’s rood screen and working … Continue reading

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This weekend at Blackthorpe Barn

I shall be joining a host of other crafters selling their work at Blackthorpe Barn on the weekend of the 24th & 25th November 2018. My most recent pieces inspired by the medieval art adorning St Edmund’s Parish Church, Southwold will be … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk V – Working from ‘David with harp’

Here is another of my Edlyn series. Working with the same design, but this time choosing colours from another panel. I rather liked the melancholy of the ‘David with harp’ panel and I thought the blues, the very pale grey, and … Continue reading

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Clarion Call – Sound as Remembrance, Centenary Commemorations of First World War, November 2018

Sonic artwork ‘Clarion Call’ was performed as part of the Spill Festival, Ipswich 2018. This hauntingly beautiful large-scale sound work was broadcast around Ipswich Waterfront at dusk during the 11 days of the Spill Festival. Please excuse my wobbly video … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk IV – finishing the first Edlyn

When I last posted about my Edlyn series I had just begun painting the first Edlyn scarf. With continual reference to my photograph of the Isaiah panel of the rood screen, I began selecting my colour combinations and mixing up … Continue reading

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One month to go – Blackthorpe Barn

Even though some of the High Street shops and supermarkets have had a sprinkling of their Christmas stock on the shelves for a wee while it’s not feeling wintry quite yet. And, as I put back the hour on our … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk III

Four years ago during the autumn of 2014 I blogged a sequence of posts relating how I was inspired by the Ranworth rood screen to create some silk scarves. Now is that time of year when I turn to looking … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens – Suffolk II

At heart I am a visual culture purist. I say this to forewarn you about my comments regarding the rood screen and pulpit of St Edmund’s Church in Southwold. St Edmund’s is a beautiful medieval church built in the Perpendicular … Continue reading

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Revisiting Rood Screens – Suffolk I

It was just over 18 years ago that I spent several months visiting a number of medieval churches in East Anglia to photograph their painted rood screens. At the time I was working on the rood screens as part of … Continue reading

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