Friday, 27 November 2015

A Winter's Tale



 These came about after a conversation with one of the other mill artists Eddie Davies when I was playing with smaller animals and made a little mole for fun. As the exhibition we were working towards is called 'A Winter's Tale' it fitted well that I had a go at making the EH Shepard characters illustrating Kenneth Grahames Wind in the Willows so these were born. The glasses are actual real  lenses I swapped for a vase with one of Karens students and made with copper wire. The pipe is a long running prop that a lot of the other artists have too. It's a long story but it was in my studio!

Mole
Toad

Badger

Ratty
 I had fun can you tell? It was a bit of light relief after filling a skip last weekend with stuff from my studio yes a skip all be it a mini one but really I didn't think I could do it but I did! and I now have my kiln in my studio too. It's very exciting....but back to the exhibition........

heres the mole that started it off with a few hares too
a couple of wrens

Robins

Avocets 

And I have a few newish heads including Bernard the Ram and
Lucien the Bull with his own copper nose ring too 

Bernard


Lucien

Buttercup

Betty and Loch the mountain hare

the only drawings are Munroe and Nevis the Mountain Hare
So the exhibition opens tomorrow and I will be at the
Markers Market next week too with my porcelain and a few more hares. 


Monday, 16 November 2015

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog

I am sorry I haven't been feeling brill lately and voice is coming and going as we speak!

I have been making work but not really getting it out there maybe it is just lack of confidence I just don't know but I need to pull myself together to get things moving again. 

I have had my slab roller motorised and I am sat looking at it trying to get my mojo back for how I used to work before Arthur(itius) kicked in and then I am trying to create work with more character too in the animal sense but I am not sure as my confidence is at an all time low I think. Hey ho I will get it back soon when things stop going wrong *crosses fingers

So here's a few pieces I have been making these are at the Chapel Gallery in their 'Objects of Desire' exhibition on until 9th January 2016





Then these new and unfired pieces will be fired and shown be at 
Pendle Heritage Centre in 'A Winter's Tale' from 28th Nov 








Pet portrait commissions

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