All posts filed under: Flamboyance

Ceramics Collection, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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. […]

Flamboyance: Hyperslow (II)

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 […]

Flamboyance : Hafod Estate

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. […]

Flamboyance : Elan Valley

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 […]

Flamboyance : London to Prague

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 […]

Flamboyance: Afon Teifi

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. […]

Flamboyance: Cambrian Mountains

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. […]

Free Writing : Two

ambient pressure. optimise time. productivity. counter. “small change can make a big difference”. marketing tagline. but noteworthy. small steps toward achieving goals. community. craftsman. aesthetics. career. communal library. up and down the high street. slip into a darkened doorway. past a café. pause to look at the local notices. up stairs. join the small queue. […]