Enjoyable to have the lovely Webb-Ellis in my studio recently testing out ideas for their forthcoming workshops. They are working on a couple of pilgrimages and a film in conjunction with Susan Hillier and the Nunnery Gallery and Crescent Arts.
The first charger I’m making in response to York Art Gallery’s ceramics collection is to feature Fiona Green, the collection facilitator for art. My charger will take direct reference from a delftware charger decorated with a portrait of Queen Anne. This piece is from the 1700 – 1720 period. Queen Anne Charger – York Art Gallery (YORYM:2000.2672).
I’ve just come across a new material which I’ve never used before…Terracotta cast with iron is a modelling material akin to plaster. It sets in an hour or so and resembles a bisque fired terracotta, the iron content giving it a speckled like finish. I cast my ‘sculptors digits’ in the material as a test, […]
The Crafts Council very kindly covered me on their #todayimmaking feature. Thanks guys. Today I’m making Porcelain Sandwiches for York Curiouser
Spent the morning in the photography studio at Harrogate College, trying to get better photos of some of my work. It was good fun and I seem to have become a little distracted with some of the props lying around. This reminded me that I should get back to playing around with photographing different ceramic […]
‘Wilf’ & ‘Gordon’ made their debut this week in Scarborough, they can be found in the upstairs Gallery at Angela & Rosie’s on Bar Street. They join ‘Albert’ and a host of other delights by talented local artists…
Took a little moment today for a quick aside… have been thinking for a while about what I could send to Scott at Random-thing.co.uk. Had these 3 heads hanging around the studio from various casts of the man in the ‘Trilogy of Deaths’ series. I had beheaded them all and fired only the heads as […]