2020 was the year that the world as we knew it, was suspended due to the global pandemic. After a year spent following strict rules and guidance restricting movement, Project 21 documents Harrow residents as they began to exit another lockdown, to get a sense of how they coped and its effects. Shot in the Summer of 2021, the aim of the project aim was to collect the stories of the people of Harrow in lockdown and create an archive which could be seen by residents and wider audiences. These stories have been collated into an archive and are now being exhibited alongside photographic portraits so you can see the people behind the stories.

The exhibition runs from Friday 3 December 2021 until Friday14 January 2022.

Photographer: June Cadogan

Website: www.junecadogan.com

Instagram: @juneacad

Image © June Cadogan 2021

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I am a ceramicist. I hand-built stoneware pieces, ranging from original, functional food safe serving bowls to sculptural pieces. A lot of my inspiration for my shapes, colours and textures are from the colours of the ocean and the corals found there.

My more modern swirl collections, are inspired by movement, and the lines of motion created when spinning. I don’t throw my pieces on a wheel. I love creating shapes and texture using moulds to start and then letting the shapes form, using coils, my hands and different tools to create shapes and texture.

Before I had my children, I was a graphic designer, working in advertising. Once I had my kids, I missed the creative outlet I had when working and decided to take an evening adult pottery class. This is when my love of pottery/ ceramics began… and I haven’t looked back!

I love creating an object, whether it is a functional bowl or a weird but interesting sculptural piece, which all started with just a ball of clay!

I can be contacted via:
Instagram: @kimdaviespottery
Facebook @kimceramicsuk
Mobile +447931346266

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Colette Moscrop will be taking part in the The Festival of Crafts at Farnham Maltings on 16th and 17th October. Colette will be launching her new collection of screen printed linen accessories, including purses, eye pillows and homewares. You’ll find some exclusive hand embroidered purses too, each one carefully pieced together before being hand stitched with tactile embroidery.

Booking is essential, visit the website for more information. farnhammaltings.com/events/festival-of-crafts-2021


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In 2020 I received the Ian Wright Graphic Award for my artwork Four Seasons from Harrow Art Society’s President, Cheryl Gould.

I believe creativity is the key to our inner self and well-being and that it connects us to our true self.

I developed a passion for drawing at an early age with a special fascination for people and surrealistic, fantasy imagery. I use a variety of media, including acrylic, pastel, watercolour pencils, and inks. My style is a mixture of different techniques, I particularly enjoy drawing which allows me to create images in a way that I can express the beauty and the unseen that lie beyond conventional forms.

I work on various projects, including book/product illustrations and portrait commissions. I am also the author and illustrator of the children’s book Dreams in a Box, published on Amazon in 2016, which supported children in need charities.

I have been teaching in different educational backgrounds for over 20 years, promoting self-expression and creativity. I also worked as a fashion designer and illustrator in Italy. I am a member of different art societies and my work has been displayed at their annual exhibitions and featured in local newspapers and magazines.

For more information about Antonella visit her website : antonellasands.com or email her: nellysands@yahoo.co.uk.

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Working from my studio in Harrow, I use mixed media including glass, semi-precious stones, silver, metals, copper foiling and leading to create unique pieces. I enjoy recycling old items like china, silver cutlery and glass bottles and incorporating them in my art. My other passion is creating art with fabrics and embroidery.

Influenced and inspired by the natural world around me I explore colour, texture and light. I am fascinated by the way glass is transformed in the kiln.

My work is a constant search for the best way I can interpret my ideas. I enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques and working with different mediums which allow me to express different ideas and explore deeper into a subject.

For more information about Tammy visit her Harrow Open Studios page here or email her: tammart@hotmail.co.u

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I am an Australian artist living and working in Pinner. I create mixed media sculptures and drawings, usually incorporating stitch. My inspiration is found through looking and drawing and from the variety of bits and bobs I collect. Each piece evolves through the tactile process of combining materials with contrasting textures and origins. A piece may start with drawings and imagination but as stitches are added the unique personality of each emerges.

You can see more of my work on my website at www.samantha-harvey.com or on Instagram : @notenoughyellow

For more information about Samantha visit her Harrow Open Studios page here.

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The Maker’s Art at the Heath Robinson Museum is a contemporary range of ceramics, jewellery and printed textiles that complement the imagination and enchantment of Heath Robinson’s work. The makers change every six months. Harrow Open Studios’ artists Nicole Lyster and and Lizzy Chambers have been selected for the tenth group who will be launched in mid-October just in time for the museum’s 5th birthday.

The Heath Robinson Museum introduces the new makers:

Nicole Lyster who lives on the Pinner/Rayners Lane borders, will be our next ceramicist. Her work is full of intriguing ideas that tell a great story. Our jeweller will be Lizzy Chambers from Wembley, who specialises in the highly original use of unexpected objects such as dandelion seeds and watch pieces. Thirdly we will welcome Jess Chan from South-West London, whose work, including scarves and bags, focuses on printed textiles and natural dyes.

Heath Robinson Museum
Pinner Memorial Park
West End Lane
Pinner HA5 1AE

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