April 28, 2018

Last week I set up my work for assessment - it was a great opportunity to reflect on what I have done so far and the direction that I should travel in moving towards the next module!

 So - I'm looking at working on the spaces left behind and the "lay of the land" before...

April 8, 2018

I came across the beautiful, delicate work of Alison Gautrey - www.alisongautrey.com who makes delicate cast forms that vibrate as they sit on a shelf, by adding the clay whilst turning the mould on a wheel. Her colours are subtle and the overall effect is stunning - s...

February 17, 2018

Well, this week I've been experimenting with placing dried clay into water - how does it collapse, how long does it take, is there any difference when its been fired to 100, 200 or 300 degrees C?

Have a look!

 This block of cast porcelain was just fired to 100 degrees C...

February 6, 2018

Another thing that I've been doing is casting loads of blocks of porcelain coal - here are some that have been fired and glazed - but the ones I'm doing now have a different future.

 The new ones will only be fired to 100, 200 and 300 degrees C - usually they go to 1260...

February 6, 2018

You might ask. These blocks of solid porcelain will hopefully inspire the next step of exploration. How, I hear you ask?

Well, they may be blocks of porcelain but they each bring together 2 different porcelains - each of which will have a different shrinkage level. It m...

January 21, 2018

So - its been a month away from making (won't bore you with the details) - but it's been a great time for thinking, planning and getting ready for assessment.

My starting point for my MA was all about using the attributes of clay to bring narratives of south Wales to li...

December 4, 2017

I've made a plaster version of a piece of coal! It's interesting - the same form but the material has changed - does the form define a piece of coal - no the material - but the form is important and so a plaster version can be confusing. The detail in the plaster is fa...

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