- Gifted by the artist, 1997
- 145 x 68mm
This charming work, showing a craft worker hammering at a workbench, represents two of Florence Akins’s many areas of expertise and interest, metalworking and linocut printmaking, which was then undergoing a revival. Akins’s connection to the Canterbury College School of Art lasted many decades. She started as a 14-year-old junior student in 1920 and began teaching drawing and plant-form design part-time, in 1927. After graduating with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 1931, she taught full-time at the school from 1936 to 1969, in subjects that also included embroidery and tapestry. She introduced weaving to the curriculum in 1946.
(The Moon and the Manor House, 12 November 2021 – 1 May 2022)