Here they are... A selection of my little plaster babies!
'For many years the artistic talents of women were unappreciated. Although women were expected to be proficient at needlework, and complete craft activities to occupy their many solitary hours, the beautiful pieces crafted were never considered more than superfluous household objects. The artistic processes 'ladies' were permitted to learn where strictly limited and so true self-expression was discouraged. Secretly stored away in this box are representations of the items the women of Sudbury Hall might have made if endorsed, using their traditional needlework skills however they desire. By displaying the pieces in a fine art context, I aim to celebrate the domestic craft skills of women and gain the gratitude they deserved for their creative talents.'