How it all started: July 30
I got this email from Carrie …‘Carrie Reichardt akd The Baroness (well known craftivists and rebel rousing renegade potter) and Nick Reynolds (son of Great Train robber Bruce Reynolds and harmonic player in cult band Alabama 3), where one of the 10 artists chosen by the Cheltenham museum of art and craft to decorate a life-size resin horse to celebrate 100 years of horse racing at Cheltenham. They spent months changing the rather horrid resin horse they were given into a magnificent, highly crafted Dada Trojan Horse, complete with a ceramic history of horses – as told from a animal rights position. The horse is intended to be displayed for the next few months on the streets of Cheltenham, before they are auctioned off from Cheltenham races in Oct. But will Cheltenham have the stomach to display a piece of work that informs its audience of the true horrors and atrocities that horses have endured at the hands of humans.’
From thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. ‘One of the horse sculptures which was supposed to celebrate Cheltenham’s historic racing links has been moved inside for its own safety. The horse, which was designed by well-known mosaic craftswoman Carrie Reichardt and artist Nick Reynolds, had occupied a prestigious spot in the Long Gardens opposite the Municipal Offices.’
Glad to see this fine piece of craftivism has found a home. Carrie’s work is AMAZING, and I’m very pleased that the people who found it a safe haven had the guts to keep it on show.