|Sean Harris at Wells and Mendip Museum|
|Jess Davis at The Museum of Dartmoor Life|
|Taja at Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum|
Context plays an important part on viewing these works and some of them I feel may have lost their understanding in being taken from their original corresponding museum and put in this group show, Taja’s paper clay tableware pieces being one example. Beautifully made and seemingly precariously balanced together in a ball reminiscent of a prop from the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland; Taja’s pieces were originally shown in hanging on original iron hooks in the context of the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum’s Victorian kitchen. Its meaning and visual presence look a bit lost without the place or artefacts that inspired them in the vast, non-domestic space of the Museum of Somerset. Catlin Heffernan’s textile installation similarly struggles here to compete with its surroundings rather than work with it.
|Dorcas Casey at Bruton Museum|
|Emma Molony at Axminster Heritage Museum|
‘Muse: Makers in Museums’ can be seen at The Museum of Somerset until 3rd February 2018