Chalkpit

 

chalk pit vista

As Artist-in-residence for Glynde, I am working on a project based on the chalkpit at the back of Teddy Street.

Called Balcombe Pit, it was in operation from the 1840s right up until the 1980s.

I became interested in the chalkpit after doing some research at The Keep and coming across the 1881 census for the village…

1881_census

As you can see, most of the people worked in the chalkpit.

Today, the chalkpit is unused apart from the odd dog walker and kids playing. It is tucked away and you would easily walk straight past the entrance without even knowing it is there.

I decided to make it the central point of my first project as Artist-in-residence.

Over the coming year I will be involving local residents of Glynde and other artists to put together a collection of work and hold a variety of events around Balcombe Pit.

Lewes Artwave 2017

Last year I took part in the Lewes Artwave festival for the first time and opened my studio for three weekends.  I exhibited some of my paintings alongside two of my good friends Eve Chalcraft and Marie Pearson

We had just under 350 visitors in total and sold 34 pictures and ceramics.

Glynde Gardens Studio
Open studio for Artwave festival
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Glynde Gardens Studio
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Inside the studio