21 May 2010

The Staffordshire Hoard

I, like many others, stood back in wonder when the first pictures of the Staffordshire Hoard were published in September 2009. This Anglo-Saxon treasure had been buried for centuries, the land had been farmed, but the treasure lay hidden till one day, 5th July 2009, it was unearthed again.

My facination is with the amazing craftmanship, how did they manage to create objects of such beauty, so very small and delicate yet radiant and strong. We met as a group a couple of days after the Hoard was reported in the newspapers, we all felt so inspired that we each created our own response to it.