On 19th February, one of our artists, Stuart Frost, flew over from Norway to do a recce of our Mendip quarry sites in Somerset. We were unlucky with the weather again as it poured with rain all day, but the 3 of us – Nick Weaver, Fiona Campbell and Stuart – managed to visit 4 quarries and our indoor sites – Somerset Earth Science Centre and Black Swan Arts. Joined by step in stone artist Suzie Gutteridge and photographer Duncan Simey in the afternoon, we took a minibus trip into Whatley quarry. This isn’t part of the Trail, but it was incredible to venture into one of the largest quarries in Europe right on our doorstep, accompanied by Juliet Lawn from Somerset Earth Science Centre and donned with hard hats and glasses. Whatley is owned by Hanson UK who also own Westdown, where we will be installing some work for our event this summer.
Thanks to Duncan Simey for taking some great photos of the day.
Fiona Campbell 27/2/15