Saturday, 26 November 2011

Maria Ruhe
Dartington Years 1961 - 1967

Symphony of Lines
Crayon and coloured pencil on paper

Maria Ruhe taught Art and Pottery at Aller Park.

She grew up in Potsdam and her family had moved into the British Sector when Berlin was partitioned. She was always an Anglophile and chose to study at the Central School of Art and Design in London before coming to work with Bernie Forrester at Dartington Hall School.
After a serious head injury caused by a bicycle accident near the Foxhole quarry in 1967 she returned to Berlin. In later years she has developed pottery workshops for those living in sheltered accommodation in Spandau.

Image copyright Maria Ruhe

Friday, 18 November 2011


Sophy White
Dartington Years 1975 - 1977

Three earth paintings by Sophy White from her new collection that will be on show in Tavistock, Devon from Monday 28th November to Friday 9th December at THE WORKS Gallery, 3 Dolvin Road, Tavistock PL19 9EA

Opening hours 1 - 5.30pm daily except Sunday

Image copyright Sophy White

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Kate Broadhurst (Bannatyne)

Dartington Years 1975 -1982

The Memory Box

By Kate Broadhurst (Bannatyne)

It was in this room

he rolled the orb across my desk

like a small sun

smiled and said

describe for me this orange.

From these porous walls

I learned to drink flowers

sing spirals of colour

follow a sonnet

and read every curve of the river.

In this rare place

I traced the outline of his face

and learned how to see

between the lines

with my eyes half-closed.

Deep in this copse

I learned to be bold

and climbed half-way up

to scar my heart

into big beech bark.

In here I was taught

to diminish the seventh

that three can recur

and first asked the question

but how do you know?

It was in this box cupboard

under these stairs

I learned to drink apples

and feel for his lips

soft in the dark.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Josh Partridge
Dartington years 1953-1959

Josh has just finished an MA in Textiles at Bath and this is a glimpse of her new work.

Image copyright Josh Partridge