What are your favourite objects from the exhibition?
It has to be Alex Hellum's Dad's pencil really. You look at it and you can see the work it has got through, how many sketches plans and buildings it has drawn. It tells you a lot about a man who worked hard every day of his life, who had a particular routine and a very certain way of doing things, it's all there to see in that pencil.
What was the most surprising or disturbing object?
Surprising: Kathleen Hills' chicken accidentally made from the overflow of molten aluminium in her father’s foundry
Disturbing – Ineke Hans tells a lovely story that starts off with her grandmother's Clogs and ends up with her great grandmother murdering a goat…Have I ruined that story now?
Do you think that objects have taken on a greater or lesser significance in the digital age?
Objects will always be significant regardless of how virtual our world gets, they are how we interact, both physically and emotionally with our environment.
What are your plans for the objects after the exhibition?
I would imagine the objects would be returned to whence they came.
Many of the objects have a sentimental value to their owners.
This was quite a surprise to me at first as I really thought that the New Fellow would offer me more commonplace objects, on reflection, however, it made sense that the extra ordinary story would add value to the everyday object and therefore the object would naturally gain emotional worth.