Deborah Pipe's collection of ceramic spoons is clustered behind the Angel Hotel, in Angel Lane. The response is by Deborah Bowkis.
Shallow spoons shaped as if a thumb
pressed them from the earth
and then, blasé,
flung them away, like beggars.
Strewn on fine linen or silk
they’d be a talking piece.
A centrepiece of cultural contrivance,
pressed into silver service.
Deborah Pipe focuses on the dynamics of clay. After a career working in mental health services she is highly conscious of art as a media for social change and a form of self-expression and healing. The multi-disciplinary and responsive nature of groving and opportunity to make social comment made the invitation to join this project particularly attractive and exciting.
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Deborah Bowkis has published through competition prizes and in anthologies, including Ink Pantry Sea of Ink and Voices of the Brecks. She currently works as an academic and has taught creative writing courses and workshops in Suffolk. In 2016 she set up a thriving creative writing group, Left to Write, in Bury St. Edmunds.
Thank you Deborah B for your words.i love the dual idea of being pressed into service
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I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.