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

Notes from the workbench

I’m thinking about translucency. Working with porcelain allows me to give a more delicate and even finer feel to my compositional curve sketches. I’m thinking about repetition as well and how I can achieve a look of ebb and flow and of asymmetry in a repeating pattern. Moving from 2-dimensions and working in delicate relief to 3-dimensions and forms … Continue reading

As the academic year rolls in with the leaves…

As the academic year rolls in, for some, I’m starting my ‘new year’ with some investment in myself… Alongside some yoga to un-crick my poor back, I’m settling into doing more drawing. I’ve dusted off my drawing board for life drawing classes with Karin Hay-White alongside doing the odd bit of Urban Sketching. …I’m struck … Continue reading

Summer news

It’s been a busy few months… I graduated as Master of Arts in Historic Environment Conservation from Ironbridge, Birmingham University in July. My programme was slightly extended as I took time off for my Churchill Fellowship over the summer last year and returned to publish my report and embark on my dissertation over Christmas and New Year. … Continue reading

Beautiful Brutalism in Sacramento

My creative self has been tapped into this month as I moved, finally, into a newly evolving workshop space. I’ve been ‘in storage’ for several months while travelling and working on academic projects. It is interesting how the realisation of this space and access to my workshop, tools and clay once again has gradually unleashed … 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

Studio plumbing

I finally installed my new plumbing to my old French studio sink today. Hoorah!