Today I have run a workshop I was asked to do some time ago for Art Pocket on their adult education art course. They requested I work sculpturally with the students and if possible in clay. They also asked if I could link the work to Louise Nevelson, a sculptor I had seen the work of but never looked at in depth. I was taken by the scale of the works she produced and the way the works could be read almost two dimensionally still in terms of tone and shape.
Whilst I know this might not be directly seen as relevant, I think the continued practice of throwing has an integral meaning within 'THE WORK' as a whole. It relates to the workman, the repetitive and the skill and craft element which runs through the other work. I suppose its akin in my mind to sketching, so I will post from time to time images of thrown ware. It also grounds me back into the studio and encourages me to have conversations with the other potters who use our
Up until now I hadn't really got a clear picture in my head about what I should do for the interim show. I have had a number of ideas in my head for several days now but being asked by the curation team what | intend to show has solidified my thinking a bit. I want to experiment with a few ideas about creating an environment for the work to exist in , which is multi sensory, to try and ascertain what works in order to direct perception and decide whether I should be doing tha
Had a good meeting with Desmond to discuss paths forward for my work following the shattering of the column in the firing process. We discussed at length different methods of disseminating information I am making enquires on. I also discussed ideas I had had about presenting the shards due to time limitation for my impending trip to portugal. I like the idea of the shards being part of an archeological dig as this has a narrative of time again in the piece. I think some pract
Decided to go to Mundsley to walk the dog, I encountered these odd rock formations which reminded me of Richard Longs work at Houghton, but also in a very simple shape way of my own drawing. Not that my drawings reference the stones, but rather that the stones, seeing them now become a referent of my own work.
So pleased to be staying here for my Birthday...(clever wife!) She predominantly booked us in for general art appreciation and STEAK. However, I was not expecting to come across the work of Ulrich Rückriem. I keep seeming to stumble upon people who others probably know who are in the correct discipline, but I keep straddling between disciplines with my ideas. Straying away from the confines(?) of painting. The rock columns are intense in many ways. They demand your attention
Jim is someone who I wanted to speak to for so long about this project. I know him in the sense that he used to be the ceramics tutor on a different course when I went to university. I was doing a painting degree, but I met him a few times. When I came across his book about large scale ceramics, I knew I needed to talk to him about the problem I was having with scale. Sadly he is older, much like all of us and it took him time to remember who I was (if indeed he did, I have b