Lancing’s Sensory Garden Project

Alongside development of new work in porcelain I have been involved in a lovely project; Lancing Sensory Garden (location on Google map). I’ve been asked to make the signage lettering for the community garden being constructed centrally in Lancing. The garden really does have community at its heart; with local companies being involved and giving skills and materials … Continue reading

Spomenik

A bit off subject, I wanted to share with you another interest I have which has become a bit of a project… I’ve been researching old Former Yugoslavian monumnets. Many of them are epic sculptural monuments and memorials and because the Communist cause has long ago dissipated they have been left as ruinous statements of a lost day, their … Continue reading

Weekend of terracotta wonder

Having set the scene for the findings of my Winston Churchill Fellowship in my presentation to Exporting Stoke Conference on Saturday, my mind is abuzz with plans for collaboration, industry meets arts and the possibilities for the future of terracotta in contemporary architecture. The Conference was absorbing and thought provoking; exploring cultural shifts in export, tiles … Continue reading

This week in the Studio

I’m getting my hands dusty with clay and plaster this week. I forget how much I love the stuff! I’ve got a couple of projects that have been lining up so it has felt good to get them moving… and hopefully get them out the door and on with the next! I’m carving lettering for … Continue reading

First visit to the New Ceramics Gallery – V&A

Eventually I arrived on the 6th floor of the V&A to see the Ceramics. Its not easy to find… I’d made my way up to the 4th floor to discover the lift doesn’t go any higher! So down I went, back to the Informatin Desk to get a different lift up to the lofty 6th … Continue reading

Sample of the magnificent V&A

I wandered round the Galleries not paying too close attention to which exhibits I travelled through but heading upwards to the Ceramics Gallery on the 6th floor. Snippets along the way included an ancient 14th century staircase next to this wall of heads… which made me chuckle! Visitors are fed along a curved walled passageway with exposed … Continue reading

A day at the V&A

To relax and find some space to think after my interview I headed straight for the Victoria and Albert Museum. I wandered straight into the Rennaisance gallery, struck with awe and wonder with my thoughts drifting to Italy… I decided to sit down and write down how the interview went so I could move on … Continue reading