Hyacinth Relief

We had friends round the other day and I was bought a lovely bunch of spring flowers which included some beautiful hyacinths. I was inspired to use one for a relief.

When pressing this into the clay I wasn’t sure how it was going to come out.But I went for it anyway, the challenge is the driving force for me.Peeling back the clay is very satisfying. This is how it turned out.It still needs a bit of cleaning up but I’m very pleased! 🙂

 

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More Relief Work

Second plaster/gesso experiment using one of my own lino blocks.

Discovered that it’s quite hard to get the impressions level, but I like the result.

Just got to think about colour now! 🙂

Stones – Pop up Exhibition

First I’d like to thank all those who came on Saturday, you made it a fantastic day!

Here is an over view for those of you who couldn’t make it and who follow my blog.

Sketch book work and research.Exhibit 1

Centre piece installation – stone and textile.installation

Screen prints.Exhibit 2

Mono prints with collage.Exhibit 3 Exhibit 4

More sketch book work.Exhibit 5

Clay with cotton threadExhibit 6

ClayExhibit 7

Stone study – acrylic and oil pastelExhibit 8

It was a really satisfying experience and a chance for me to look at my work too. Thanks for your support! 🙂

Pop Up Exhibition

I’m very excited at the moment because I have decided to have a pop up exhibition in my gallery. I have just over two weeks to get everything ready 🙂 I have taken alot of time tidying and putting away things that just get left around and that in its self is very satisfying! I’m going to chart my progress and this is where I’ve got so far.Exhibition 1 This table is going to hold one of my exhibits so it’s got to have a coat of paint.Exhibition 2 Trust me, it’s going to look just rightExhibition 3Here is a little invite for anyone who will be in the vicinity on 30th July.Invitation 2 for web
I would be delighted if you could come! 🙂

 

Clay

While I was being part of the art trail with Sarah and in between visitors, I carried on doing some work on my stones project. It was really nice to relax and enjoy the feel of the clay. I finished off the earlier forms I had done by smoothing them and making holes I wanted. Now they are ready for first firing. I think they look beautiful just like that!Stones 1 These are similar shapes I’ve started, cut in half and scooped out. The scooping out was yummy as the clay was really soft. I am really looking forward to continuing with these! 🙂Stones 2

All ready for the Art Trail

Me and Sarah finished setting up for the Breckland art trail last night, everything looks fab!

Come and see Sarahs great casts of organic and man made surfaces….Breckland 3
my textiles, drawings and prints…Breckland 1 my collages, Sarahs prints…Breckland 2and beautiful ceramics.Breckland 4 We’d love to see you!Breckland 5I’ll be there all day Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th Nov.

Experimenting with soft sculpture

As you know, I have an ongoing stones project, you may recognize these.Stones 5Clay 5I have now taken it to a new level, experimenting with soft sculpture. It’s not easy sewing a stone with a hole in it, but quite satisfying once you’ve done it. This was made using part of an old jumper.Soft Sculpture 1 Soft Sculpture 2 Soft Sculpture 3I’m looking forward to where this is going to take me 🙂