Back in May, my daughter was singing with her choir at Chichester Cathedral as part of the Diocesan Festival celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta, so I naturally tagged along with my camera.
Whilst there, and waiting for the choir to get changed, I had a quick wander round, and at the far end of the cathedral in front of the Piper Tapestry, on the top step of the shrine of St. Richard, I came across some people rapidly packing away an installation of little ceramic bottles and vases that were arrayed there. They looked so charming that I decided to take some shots quickly before they were gone.
The ceramic pieces were created by fine artist Deborah Tompsett as part of an installation of 1000 bottles that had originally covered the entire area. The bottles were all shapes and sizes and created to represent the diversity of human beings. Deborah came upon me as I was snapping away and we chatted for a few minutes about the installation before I had to rush off.
I took as many shots as I could in the few minutes I had, and a few came out quite well, though not as many as I hoped as I really was rushed for time. Still, here are a few of my favourites.
It’s worthwhile having a look at Deborah’s website. She is indeed a prolific and talented artist, and one who works very closely with schools and groups within the community.