June 2021 dates for your diary

This month I have two exciting dates for your dairy! 

Firstly, I’m delighted to be exhibiting my beeswax botanical sculptures in Inspirit presented by Ruup & Form at the brand new Artefact contemporary craft fair, launching at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London from 22-29th June 2021.

Artefact is a new physical fair which brings together several galleries working closely within the realm of high end craft and applied art. You can find more information about the exhibiting galleries, talks programme, artisan demonstrations and bookings on the Design Centre website. All events are free to attend and it looks to be an incredible show.  

Secondly, if you tune in to Countryfile on BBC1 this Sunday 20th June at 7pm, you’ll see presenter Ellie Harrison and I making wildflowers from beeswax in my garden studio. We also visit the museum and my local nature reserve and chat about my natural history artwork.

The film was originally aired back in 2019 but it is being reshown in a special Art in the Countryside episode, featuring a selection of artists from the Countryfile archive, who are inspired by the natural world.

It was a very special day and I’m looking forward to seeing the film again. I hope you enjoy it too.   

Catch up with Countryfile on BBC iPlayer

If you missed the South Wales episode of Countryfile, featuring my botanical wax sculptures and the scientific collections which inspire my work, you can now catch up on the BBC iPlayer. You can see me chatting to Ellie Harrison at 43.28 and the programme is available until 2nd July. I hope you enjoy it!

My Forget-me-not wax sculpture which was featured on the South Wales episode of Countryfile, next to some real Forget-me-not specimens

Filming with the BBC One Countryfile team

Last Thursday I spent a lovely day filming with Ellie Harrison and the BBC One Countryfile team. We looked at the inspiration behind my natural history artwork, visiting the wildflowers at Howardian Nature Reserve and the scientific collections behind the scenes at the National Museum Cardiff. Then we went back to my garden studio where Ellie and I had a go at making a celandine flower from beeswax. It was so interesting to meet such a professional team and see all the work that goes into the creation of a television programme. Tune in to see the whole Countryfile feature on BBC One, Sunday 2nd June at 7pm.