12 June 2005
Who is that scurrying green person?
Well, it's me not having time to look at the stunningly perfect gardens at West Dean College, on possibly their most perfect time of the year -- espalier peach and fig trees to die for -- but no time to dwell, because on a weekend course called 'Blast and Scratch It' -- i.e. sandblasting and engraving. Here they have a sandblaster that actually works. You don't have to twist yourself into back-ache to do it. I experimented with marbling effects (like book endpapers) on 9 small bits of flash glass. Then did my Graal egg. Whole thing inspirational; fab teaching; wonderful surroundings; learned a lot.