Ashover Church Grave Yard

There has been a church at Ashover for at least a thousand years. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the prosperity of the parish rested not just on farming but also on lead mining and stone quarrying. The legacy of these two industries is reflected in the graveslabs which can be seen in the churchyard today. Wealthy lead merchants commissioned local stone masons and letter-cutters to create quite grand monuments to members of their families who are buried there. These have in turn inspired me to produce this work.

Creator Name
Elizabeth Forrest
Discipline
Calligraphy, Drawing, Paintings, Pen and Ink, Textiles
Material
Mixed Media, Paper

There has been a church at Ashover for at least a thousand years. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the prosperity of the parish rested not just on farming but also on lead mining and stone quarrying. The legacy of these two industries is reflected in the graveslabs which can be seen in the churchyard today. Wealthy lead merchants commissioned local stone masons and letter-cutters to create quite grand monuments to members of their families who are buried there. These have in turn inspired me to produce this work.

This work uses watercolour paper (not my paper but bought from a French papermill when we were on holiday there the year before last), tissue paper, acrylic and gouache paint and pastels.

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