New series of work by Tamlin Lundberg

June 2017

‘Lost and Found’ follows the success of Tamlin's last two collections and is now her third series of work for the gallery. This latest series is inspired by the book “Landmarks” by Robert Macfarlane. He identifies how many local vernacular words, which describe specific details in nature, are dying out through lack of use. Language is an integral part of Tamlin's work. She says 'it binds us to each other and allows us to express our connection to the natural world'.

For example, in Norfolk the word ‘kane’ describes a stretch of shallow water left between an outer sandbank and the beach, which warms in the sun and is lovely to swim in. Anyone who lives in Norfolk will recognise this feature and the work is an attempt to help preserve some of this language. On the backs of the pots are more regular definitions or clues to their meaning and some have seed imagery which symbolises a re-sowing.