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!
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
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