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! πŸ™‚

 

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Sculpture Workshop

I had a fantastic day on a sculpture workshop at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich yesterday with artist Desmond Brett. I learnt a variety of techniques that are accessible to me in my own art practice.Negative and positive casting, which included how to correctly mix the plaster. And some sculpture with found objects, Modroc and plaster. this was not using a preconceived idea we were to be led by the materials available.This was as far as I got in the time provided. I am very pleased with it.

I also did some plastering of myself! I had such a good day and learned loads πŸ™‚

Dolls

I’ve been exploring new Ideas for products to sell on my craft stall and in my Etsy shop.Β I’ve come up with a way of using the textiles that I love, hand printed and recycled, in a very creative way, collectors dolls πŸ™‚

Meet Clarissaclarissa and Morwena.morwenaMorwena isΒ now available to buy for Β£18.00 and soon will be listed in my Etsy shop!

Stones – Pop up Exhibition

First I’d like to thank all those who came on Saturday,Β 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! πŸ™‚

Pop Up Exhibition 2

Here’s an update on the progress I’m making with my Stones exhibition. I’m thoroughly enjoying getting ready for it as I gave myself lots of time. This is where I’ve got to so far πŸ™‚Exhibition 4There maybe some familiar pieces but there will be some surprises too! Also everyone who comes will get a free program πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

 

Legs

I’ve been doing a lot of tidying in the garden and have had to recycle a chair that I was using as a plant stand. The legs I’ve kept, because I spotted something I could do with them.Legs 1 Legs 2I’m going to paint them. What do you think I’m going to turn them into?! πŸ™‚