It recently occurred to me that I should write about being a mother, or at the very least about becoming a mother. Because it is something learned, something you work at each day. We are given the title of ‘parent’ as soon as a child is born and that takes a while to sink in. […]
Open Call. Take a visit. Connections between sea and ceramics. Read about salt-glazing. Watch the flicker of the fluorescent strip light. On, off, on, off. Ideas bounce. Sketch outlines. Wander. Explore the textures. From a distance. Lacking the tactile quality. Photograph the artefacts. Glass windows. Glass shelves. Reflections. Ethereal. Scout shore. Hidden treasures. None uncovered. […]
Re-visiting ‘Hyperslow (II)”. Without distraction. Working in a well-organised and deliberate way. To quote myself. Organic matter. Exhibition on at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre ‘Flora’. Resonance. Must make a visit. Series of slipknots. Last visited this piece in the old studio space in Gwbert. Continues to flourish + adapt. Almost annual visits. Fungi. Myco-. Revisits […]
Recently, I was given the opportunity to photograph the food at The Belle Vue Royal Hotel, Aberystwyth. And my, what a treat ! Head Chef, Charlie Thompson cooked + presented 13 different dishes on Wednesday evening. I’ve never officially photographed food before and all morning I was keeping an eye on the weather – hoping […]
A different atmosphere. Weather. Surroundings. Take the Gentleman’s walk. Thick forest. Ground carpeted. A natural softness. Balance across. Appreciate textures + colours. Signs of man. Fallen trees. Whole hearts. Stabilise. No clumsy tripods. Steady. Satisfied. Cross the wishbone bridge. Climb upwards. Pause for breath. Study the views. Conjures images of the different seasons. Inevitability. Downwards. […]
Lack of control. Passenger seat. Grey skies. Uncovering hidden gems. Welsh countryside. Welcome to Powys. No through road. Park the car. Textures + tones. Distant sound of a horn. Intermittent. Trespassing ? No, a farmer rounding his sheep. Calm. Return to the car and follow the roads. Houses dotted throughout the landscape. Isolated. Private. A […]
A presence. Present. Being. Wake up with light. First morning. Host said it would be sunnier. Grab a coffee. Walk through the park, metro next. Make a decision. Old Town. Get stopped, offered a ‘Segway’ tour. Only city I’ve visited where there are so many, yet such an inappropriate place with its cobbled streets. Might […]
Day one: Mobile phone, flooding the room with light. Off. Off. On. Dim. Off. On. A modern morse code, of sorts. Closed eyes, danced across my eyelids. Fell asleep holding onto the idea that this is what modern conversation looks like. 5:30AM start. Lift. Train. Plane. Plethora of people. But less and less contact. De-humanisation. Online check […]
Arrange. Plan. Meet at the coffee shop. Take note of his eclectic mix of formal and festive. Baristas explain point system. Unintentionally declaring its flaws. Creature of hab – “Shall we sit somewhere else today ?” Luke warm beverages. A new discovery. A place to develop analogue images. Leave film in strangers hands. Crashing and thrashing […]
Maybe it’s all the talk of the new year (how is it that time of year already?!) or maybe it’s just been at the back of my mind for a while, but I thought I’d write a follow-up post to ‘Being An Art Student’. My past-self wrote that post two and a half years ago. It’s […]
Rooftops, railway, rest. Tickets please, train tracks and total standstill. Reading, rain and reports.
Artist|Designer|Maker collective are having another pop-up shop this weekend within Bentall Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames ! As part of the collective, I have some artwork for sale; pin badges, fridge magnets, postcards and lino prints. If you have the chance, you should come and take a look !
Llechryd. Researching history of workplace. Hammet House. Built in 1795. Extensions and additions. Courtyard. Postcards. Uncovered photographs. Archived. Take a walk along the river. See the ivy growing up the clock tower. Strange markings. Bricks. Wasps collecting nectar. Stables turned into holiday cottages. Skylights and satellites. See reflection of the sky in the river. Galactic. […]
Nant-y-Moch and Pumlumon Fawr. Spontaneity. Making time. Trusting other people’s plans. Saying yes. Pass three cyclists up side road. Pass a yak. Over the cattle grids. Walk the winding path. Think about the history of a place without buildings. Drop a coin. Future generation find. Man-made landscape. Reservoir. Built in 1964. Construction of dam. Drowned hamlet. […]