I am rapidly falling in love with ceramics. Heres some initial experimental pieces i have been doing, using oxides, engobes and transparent glazes on slip casts. I love the way the dark tones of the oxides and the bright little pops of colour given by the engobes work alongside each other. These pieces are a lot darker in colour than the plaster pieces i have been doing and much rougher in form and texture, however i feel the fossil like quality works well in clay. Although t
Quick update on the National Trusts 'Women and Power' Exhibition at Sudbury Hall. The Exhibition looks fantastic, and Derby College Students artwork looks right at home in the Hall. There is so much to be learnt from the statements of the students about the lives of women in that era and about the stories of the women of Sudbury Hall. The exhibition is well worth a visit and remains open until October. More details can be found on their website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.
Here i have returned to experimentation i did earlier this year with metal, lace and the rollers. I have included the impression element into the metal, confusing the hardness of the material. It is obviously hard as it is restricting the soft inner form, however it has the texture of fragile lace. The shapes that the soft plaster forms are being forced into are quite interesting in some cases, however in mot sure if they are a bit too clean and shiny looking for what i am tr
A few more digital stitch experiments. Exploring coloured threads on on stretch fabric, using the tension of the stitch to control the form the stretch fabric takes when filled with plaster... #Fossils #Soft #Hard #Experimentation #DigitalStitch