Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Radio interview and Terence Coventry


The radio interview with Source FM went very well apparently, according to those that listened. I certainly enjoyed it, though there were a few hairy moments for which I was unprepared, such as talking about my anorexic years, which is a period of my life I try and forget about. But apart from that, I enjoyed it. And had various comments, such as, “you have an addictive voice on radio – you should do more of this,” and, “you’re better than Jenni Murray,” – but the latter was somewhat biased…..

Life has been busy as ever – we had another lovely boating trip on Friday night though the second outboard gave up the ghost in St Mawes harbour just as the sun went down, so we chugged back on the Suzuki, arriving back in the dusk having watched the sky turn a kaleidoscope of pinks, purples and the palest grey. It really was the most stunning evening, and we repaired to the pub to warm up.

On Saturday we went down to the Lizard to meet the sculptor Terence Coventry who has to be one of the most talented, focused men I’ve ever met. He’s been a pig farmer much of his life but went back to sculpting in 2003, in his early 60s, and now sells his work all over the world.


We had a fascinating hour and a half talking to him and admired his sculptures in the fields near his workshop. He isn’t keen on publicity – his gallery in London sells everything for him – so I may not be able to use the material I’ve got, but it was an incredible privilege to meet such a driven, dynamic artist.

We all know we should ‘live in the moment’ and make the most of the time we have, but it’s rare to find someone who actually lives like this. He’s a true inspiration.

12 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Glad to hear the interview went well! And wow, those sculpture are amazing!

Flowerpot said...

They are incredible, aren't they Talli?

Chris Stovell said...

Congratulations on the radio interview, Sue. Well done.

Ah, boats and outboards!

Jane Lovering said...

Loving the sculptures - they look somehow, so 'right in place', almost as if they grew there!

And I'm happy to hear that the interview went well - they can be fun, once you get used to them...

Flowerpot said...

You know what I mean Chris!

Flowerpot said...

Jane - they do look 'right' there don't they?

Melissa Marsh said...

I love that he rediscovered his creativity. Wonderful! And congratulations on your radio interview going well. =)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I don't think his creativity ever went away. He just didn#t have the time to devote to it when he was farming!

Philipa said...

Hello! Soz I can't log in at home but have found I can at the library and catch up on all your adventures :-)

Love the sculptures too x

Flowerpot said...

Lovely to hear from you again Phil!xx

Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear the interview was a success. Loving the sculpture!

Flowerpot said...

Lovely sculptures aren't they?! HOpe you had a lovely holiday Ak! xx