An Artist’s Tale

I’ve just spent a week in Cork, Ireland.

The first three or four days were devoted to hanging out with old friends and singing loudly.

The last couple I spent forging new connections.

One of them was ceramicist, Martha Cashman.

Martha’s porcelain sculptures have photos, seeds and materials incorporated into them. Listen to the podcast to find out why the land and growing are so important to her.

Martha and I cooked for each other and a group of friends.

She also introduced me to the founder of a community orchard near where I was staying, called Elaine Garde.

I interviewed both women.

Images above courtesy the artist.

Here’s the first podcast – an interview with Martha.

I hope you enjoy it.

This piece is a tribute to Martha’s Uncle Mick who was a blacksmith and farrier.

Images above courtesy Martha Cashman