"It started with a book brought out by the American government, one of a series to help ex-GIs to resettle after the war. This one was called How To Make Jewellery. It was well written, but the examples, as is so often the case with this type of book, were not very inspiring. At the back, however, were some vague photos of jewellery made by an Alexander Calder, which I liked. I knew nothing of Calder then, but over the years he was to become one of the artists from whose work I learned the most. Any aspiring jeweller has only to study Calder’s jewellery to be set on the right path for life."
Breon in the Weaving Studio at Trungle
"Each rug is guaranteed to make you despair at least once, to curse the lack of exact colour you want, to make do with what you have to, turn water into wine. It has helped me with my painting. Painting is so quick. To decide to put a red line across a painting, and it’s done, and then what. To put a red line across a rug takes the best part of a morning and during that time the next step is clear."