Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Man in a Wall


So this week or so I have been working on a brick commission for some interior designers working on a new Wetherspoons in Dorset.

The piece is based on a Man in a Wall so I am using standard brick facings but 330mm deep in a red Ibstock brick.

 
Planning and designing for the first carving looking at varying depths for each plane or section.



starting to smooth surfaces to differenciate the planes and section.

 
once I was happy with it I sent the pics to the commissiones who wants it to look more abstract.




so we coloured some of the surfaces and receded varing bricks to break up the surface. These can be accentuated when it is brick laid into the wall.



Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Art Market Meets Nostalgia

It's been a busy few weeks with two weekend shows and work sent to galleries for Christmas. The first show was the Art Market at Holmfirth which was really good for my birdhouses and porcelain snowflakes.

Stand at the Art Market

Birdhouses, more can be seen at the Artroom Gallery, Garstang Christmas Exhibition

The second show was Nostalgia Meets Design in Penrith which again was a good show, this time for my small 'flock' dishes and nostalgic maps and photos of the lakes vases.

Stand at NmD



There was also a night do with Nostalgia meets Design with three different bands on so I may of let my hair down with a few other makers and we indulged in a cocktail or two....

Priscilla Jones and her cocktails
And if you haven't seen it yet the Platform Gallery has put my image into this months Crafts magazine to promote their Christmas show and I have had a couple of phone calls already even from such a small picture so all good stuff. If you want to take a look, 'flock' are featuring in both the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe and the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge Christmas Exhibitions so please go and have a peek there are some lovely christmas present ideas in both shows.






Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Prep for the Art Market and Nostalgia meets Design



So the first one is Sunday so if you are anywhere near Holmfirth there is an amazing collection of contemporary makers displaying their wares at the Market Hall on the main street through the town.

http://www.artmarkets.co.uk/




Then the week after is the fab Nostalgia Meets Design up at the George Hotel in Penrith town centre you might even get a glimpse of me in some vintage gear!

http://www.gwenbceramics.co.uk/GBC/Nostalgia_Meets_Design_2011.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nostalgia-Meets-Design/103276353054252




There maybe some of the classic Christmas snowflakes on display along side my new work playing with my granddads button jar and my nans sewing box we shall see.







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