A couple of photos of my stand at Made London! A very busy weekend meeting new makers and lovely visitors. My stand was on the ground floor, which was originally built as a church, and my floorspace was a lovely mosaic.
Friday, 17 October 2014
I've done a new collection of animals for Made London. They are hand modeled from White Earthenware clay, and then their features are drawn and scratched through the slip painted surface. They have a high gloss glaze finish to them, which makes them tricky to photograph but great to stroke! The drawing bit is my favorite part of the process, as I'm never sure what kind of expression the animal will have until it's complete. I think of them as 3d Storybook illustrations of Animals, rather than earnest biologically correct representations. It's going to be interesting seeing which ones are the most popular with the public. At the moment I think It's going to be hard letting the Pandas go!
Monday, 6 October 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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