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. […]
We had a group crit last week and Ingrid (mentioned in the previous post) said that she thought my automatic drawings were the strongest. That it looked like I had let go and lost control a little. So with this in mind I felt quite comfortable in the V&A last night drawing from some pieces […]
I visited Sims Reed Gallery for the first time today. I wanted to see Rob Ryan’s exhibition, before his lecture at the V&A this month, which contained a mixture of his intricate paper cuts and prints. I think his paper cuts were more interesting, the contrast and shadows highlighted the detail and unfortunately some of […]
This past week I have done a couple of sketches of my mushrooms based on the basic formal language of the forms. I looked at colour, pattern and shape. Below is an example of one of them. This one was based on the idea of making spore prints from mushrooms. The gills of mushrooms is […]
I found this artist (and writer), Edmund de Waal, through an article I stumbled across online. Any articles about pottery seem to draw me in and I have never even worked in this area. The interview allows him to discuss commerce, categorisation and his own work in such an honest way it may shock some […]
I recently took a trip to Dublin, Ireland and came across this beautiful shop on Patrick Street. I think I would have bought the whole shop if I didn’t have a luggage weight restriction on the return flight. Maybe next time ! Definitely visit if you are in the area. They had some wonderful illustrations […]
On a weekend camping trip in Lewes I made a happy little discovery, a real treasure. It was a combination of a printmaking shop and gallery on the high street of Lewes. Sadly I didn’t have any form of a gadget to document the shop but I found their website after returning home. And here […]
(Cover image from moo.com website) I recently ordered some postcards from moo.com and found myself clicking on every page they had created on their site. On this page I discovered that 1) moo have a new shop and 2) they hold talks about various interesting subjects. I decided to check out the shop whilst attending the soonest […]
In less than three days time my first year of being an art student will officially be over. In three days time I will hand my complete body of work over. How has this year been ? It has been a lot of things; some expected and some unexpected, good and bad, but it has […]
I bought a bunch of red carnations yesterday; flowers are such a big inspiration to me. Recently, I have discovered that the reason behind this is unknown to me. But every time I make the effort to sit down and look at each petal it reminds me of why I like drawing them so much.
In a previous post I spoke about a presentation we had to do, based on an artist/artists of our choice. Now we have to use the analysis of the artist and their work and write an essay based on this research. The essay will look at signs, semiotics, meanings and values and how they all […]
My course leader lent me a book of essays that explore the lives of six artists; George Tute, Simon Brett, Ian Stephens, Sarah van Niekerk. Hilary Paynter and Peter Lawrence. I have yet to read it but even after a brief glance through it looks beautiful. I plan to visit a printmaking specialist on Saturday […]
This lady’s prints are very colourful and follow the fluidity I have been looking at as a basis for my designs. Her choice and use of colour has made me recognise the possibilities I could introduce into my own work. Watch this beautiful video to see a sneak peak into the way she works. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sZwzBcjvtE]
Saw this laser cut work on the Razorlab site. Aren’t they wonderful? They are made by a small company called ‘Below The Boat‘.
I’ve been drawing my final idea for my laser cutting project in Illustrator. Made a few changes and improvements to my original ideas. The ‘grain’. Inspired by pen drawings I did of this wonderful flower: I wanted to see how much the engraving alone would cost in Razorlab. The sum so far is £16.12