One of my aims before completing my MA in considering my future career was to explore possibilities within my practice in a socially engaged and participatory context. As part of this research I volunteered with Craftspace and their Making Together residency, which is a year-long programme of inter-generational making … Continue reading Getting Engaged!
Beginning semester three and commencing on my Final Major Project on my Masters is quite daunting. Not just in maintaining the pace from semester one and two but also in realising it will be over in a flash, I will no longer be able to … Continue reading New Insights
In the past few weeks not everything has gone to plan. Although at first a little disheartened, it has of course pushed me to open up new possibilities and investigate alternative solutions. My attempts at vitreous enamelling mixed metal (steel and copper) were disastrous as … Continue reading Optimistic Failure
My ideas are evolving and I’ve moved forward onto the next stage of my creative exploration. I am attempting to push the forms and shapes I am using, not just the outline shape, but also in raising doming and combining with the other metals. Subtly … Continue reading Enamel Exploration
After the interim exhibition, taking stock of my body of work and hurtling towards my next deadline, it sometimes feels as though as soon as I take a step forward, just as quickly I take two back. I really want to push my work forward … Continue reading One Step Forward Two Steps Back…
The run up to our recent interim exhibition was a tough couple of weeks. I was at a bit of a junction in my studio work. My forms were developing, but I hadn’t quite grasped where these ideas were heading, or if my ideas would … Continue reading MAction – Interim Exhibition
An issue I have identified in my development work is the balance and placement of imagery and colour. This is particularly an aesthetic problem, on the edges of the geometric forms where two differing images meet. I decided to make my own colour chart, sampling some … Continue reading Colour Matters