The first group meeting has taken place at SAW and now I feel I’m on my way with this new project. Great to meet the others involved and share ideas.
One of the things I love about working on these projects is that you meet some really interesting people and go to places you wouldn’t normally get to visit.
Today I meet Neil and Lucy at Two Rivers paper mill near Watchet. What an amazing place and what a lovely warm welcome I received.
Down a narrow leafy lane on the edge of Exmoor to Pitt Mill and the hub of The Two Rivers Paper Company.
Neil is a highly skilled paper maker has a passion for the hand made papers he produces. I learnt so much while I was there and can’t wait to play with the cotton and linen Two Rivers papers.
Spent some time in and near Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture with Rie and her family and stayed at an Onsen Hotel to enjoy the local hot springs and a performance by Gekidan Yuu. I visited Geibiki and nearly went on the gorge boat trip but the wind was too strong, lacquer ware painting and a visit to the world heritage site in Hiraizumi.
and the boat that stays where it landed, a car squashed beneath it