Saturday 24 May 2014

Piper Shepard’s lace at the Crafts Study Centre

Today is the last day to see Piper Shepard’s cut works at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham.  As well as the ‘pillar’ in the atrium, shown here, which was originally made for Lost in Lace exhibition at Birmingham in 2011, you can see more of Piper’s cutworks in the upper gallery. In that space she is exhibiting two pieces entitled ‘Lace like’ that showcase her beautiful, black, filigree cut work as well as ‘Granulated diamond’ a large, black, square (96 x 96 inches) cut with a lace like border and a diamond ground centre. She is also showing three new pieces. These are entitled ‘Radial 1, 2 and 3’ and are based on prints with some hand cutting but not as much as in the ‘Lace like’ pieces. An extra dimension to the exhibition is brought about by the shadows the pieces cast on to the wall behind them accentuating their lace like quality and adding layers of hidden lace behind them.

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