Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five

16 Jun 2020

This June we celebrate Michael Lloyd’s 70th birthday with a collection of new work; each a love letter to the flora and fauna that continues to inspire his work. Explore Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 and discover his new collection online. We have also produced a series of blogs with imagery, film, music and words from Michael Lloyd himself.

Please enjoy our next installment in which Michael discusses his inspiration and introduces us to two of the seven pieces created for this exhibition - the The Rose Garden and Thorn Weave Dish.

The Rose Garden

In the short film below Michael Lloyd introduces us to the The Rose Garden as we join him in his garden in Dumfries & Galloway.

Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
The Rose Garden, 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver with gilt interior, H7.2 x W13cm

I hear you dismiss my love of leaf and petal as simple pleasure. You fail to see the miracle your eyes reveal, so revelling in my simplicity like some deluded alchemist, I turn each atom of delight
into a gilded lily; my gift
to you.

Michael Lloyd, 2020
Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
The Rose Garden (detail), 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver with gilt interior, H7.2 x W13cm
Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
The Rose Garden, 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver with gilt interior, H7.2 x W13cm

Enjoy our short film below where you can view the exquisite surface detail and imagery captured within The Rose Garden.

Thorn Weave Dish

In the short film below Michael Lloyd introduces us to the Thorn Weave Dish and explains part of his making process as we join him in his studio.

Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
Thorn Weave Dish, 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver, H4 X W28 X D28 cm

Late, but planted my last nine oak trees. Found very long lengths of bramble, cut the thick stalk into two loops, pushed into the ground and wove the remainder into a cage, which should keep the rabbits and deer off. Not the wee beasties unfortunately.

Michael Lloyd, diary entry 22nd March
Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
Thorn Weave Dish (detail), 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver, H4 X W28 X D28 cm
Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Five
Thorn Weave Dish, 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver, H4 X W28 X D28 cm

Enjoy our short film below where you can view the exquisite surface design and imagery captured within the Thorn Weave Dish.

For further details explore Michael Lloyd's online exhibition - Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 where you can view the entire collection.

Read Reflections | Michael Lloyd at 70 | Part Six here

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