My kiln is very full this week, I have penguins, polar bears, tigers, lions and tropical birds, all for Made London in October.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Have had a very busy couple of weeks, filled the kiln to bursting with ceramics, then got a cold and stayed at home drinking copious amounts of tea and eating biscuits, and finished off another paper cut stencil, which will be made into a screen print. It's an A-Z of the animal kingdom. I've tried to choose a mix of well known and slightly obscure creature. My favorite letter to do was M, where I chose Manatee, Mantis (praying) and Macaw. I'll print it at London Print Studios in September.
After finishing the stencil, I was clearing up and ended up playing around with the off cuts, which I feel have loads of potential...not quite sure how yet, but I can't bring myself to throw them out! I concentrate so much on the positive stencil image while I'm creating it that I forget about the negative by-product images until it's time to sweep them up....
Monday, 4 August 2014
Have printed my new Alphabet of Winchester, with a different local landmark for each letter. It was a good change from cutting out street maps- if I make a mistake on that I'll have a lot of people wanting to know why I left out their street! The Alphabet has some landmarks you'd recognise straight away, (if you are familiar with Winchester that is) and others that take a bit more working out.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
I've created a new map print, this time of an historic area in Winchester called Hyde. It's a theme I've created ceramic pieces for in the past, for the Hyde 900 exhibition at Winchester Cathedral. This time it's a screen print. Then I created an alphabet of Winchester, which I'll be printing at London Print Studio in a couple of weeks. The Hyde print is now in my online shop- bysaw.bigcartel.com
Friday, 2 May 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
I have an exhibition starting this Saturday at the Discovery Centre in Winchester. It is in the City Space Gallery and features my figurative work, this time focusing on characters from local history. I've tried to imagine how the people such as King Alfred or Jane Austen would have stood and what kind of scene might be typical of their lives. I wanted to create self contained scenes that tell a story about the person, and illustrate a snapshot of their life. My figurines show characters of whom we have no exact visual record, and are therefore open to a certain amount of interpretation. My task was to make them into believable three dimensional people, albeit very small clay ones. The show opens Santurday the 11th Jan, until Sunday 9th Feb.