I have been looking back at the year, as I go through my accounts and plans for 2020. It’s been a significant year for my art practice, taking me on a different and very exciting path! Felt bowl workshop Mayfield School – March Experiment – Raku fired clay and fabric sculptures – April … More 2019 Review
Having fun making a Christmas Fairy from wire and wet felted wool on tulle … something to develop I think!
I have been making these figurative wet felted sculptures for over 10 years and people often ask me when, why and how, I started to make them – not the easiest question really! Several thoughts though – I have worked figuratively since about 2005 and the first sculpture I made was for the final show of … More Why did I start? Where am I now!
My new 5 week online workshop Contemporary Dancer – A Unique Felt Sculpture Friday 17th January till Friday 21st February 2020 Registration for the course is open! This is an exciting online workshop where you will make a free standing figure 20″/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to … More Contemporary Dancer Online Workshop
My New Online Course coming soon! Contemporary Dancer – a Unique Felt Sculpture Watch this space and please contact me if you would like to learn more about it and when, and where, to sign up! Registration begins on Friday 6th December 2019 The online course goes live on Friday January 24th 2020 This is … More New online course: Contemporary Dancer – a Unique Felt Sculpture
Our 2019 Prism Exhibition at the Hoxton Arches Gallery is on until Sunday 9th June! Its well worth a visit!! There are over 60 textile artists exhibiting…… a taste of their work.
I have been developing a way of creating sculptures with a clay and textile mix on a wire frame. The figures (usually felted) are changing in response to the theme of ‘Fragility’ for the Prism Textiles Exhibition at Hoxton Arches gallery, London next month. There is nothing the least fragile about my felt sculptures … More Experimental ceramic figures
Iznik ceramics can be dated largely by their colour and design. https://www.christies.com/features/Iznik-Pottery-Collecting-Guide-7183-1.aspx 1480-1520: This early phase in Iznik production saw impressive vessels, usually painted in a bold cobalt-blue and white, and often with patterns reserved in white on the blue ground. The decoration is heavily informed by that of other media, such as manuscript illumination, although … More Love Iznik ceramic design
I’m going to drum fire two ceramic figures today – it will be a first! I am going to sagger each figure in foil to protect them and to see how the organic materials I am adding might colour the figures. Process I wrapped two lengths of ceramic insulating fabric around the steel drum just … More Firing Day
Finally ready for the fire. To create these figures I started with a twisted wire skeleton and covered it with ribbon cut from a medium weight wool/acrylic sweater. I then coated the wool fabric liberally with paper clay slip. Once this layer had dried I applied ribbons of wool fabrics soaked in the clay slip – … More Ceramic & textile sculptures