June Kingsbury

Please note this listing is from the 2018 Open Studios

A Garden of Earthly Delights

I am nearly three years old. My father is carrying me on his shoulders down to the river to feed the swans. I walk part of the way and fill my pockets with banded snails, Cepaea Hortensis. Feathers. Small treasures.
My father was for a time a shepherd. We learn the names of the trees, of the flowers and birds. My mother collected the broken glass from church windows, my grandfather a glassblower in the Netherlands.
I am half Dutch. Stories of war and of loss. I am half English, trout swimming, birds singing, summer green and endless, leaves falling in autumn.
In my pocket, a leaf, the brilliant iridescent blue banded feather of a jay.
In my hands a memory. On the table an accumulation of small treasures. Poetry stones of clay, creatures of the forest, antlers, a wren. Windows of brilliant cast glass - colour, diamonds of light. By my side my granddaughter a grandson and by now also another granddaughter, small and not yet unfurled, small stones, a leaf, a feather.

Venue

Three Hares Gallery
Cowper and Newton Museum
Orchard Side
Market Place
MK46 4AJ
Telephone: 
01234 711516
Email: 
jfkglass@hotmail.com

Opening Dates and Times

June 2018
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W/Days: 
10.30am-4.30pm
Sat: 
10.30am-4.30pm
Sun: 
Closed
Special Information: 
Easy car parking available
Refreshments available
Individual or group name: 
June Kingsbury
Art specialisms: 
Ceramics
Drawing
Glass
Painting
Sculpture

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