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

More cutting...

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

Squid and Diver

My last attempt at this piece was damaged when someone drove into the back of my car, so this is take 2... Very tricky and stressful to model, but really fun and satisfying at the same time.



Sunday, 16 February 2014

Corvi-Mora Exhibition VIVARIUM

I have some figurines in Corvi-Mora gallery this month. The exhibition is called Vivarium, and is on in Kennington, London, until Feb 24th...
Courtesy: Corvi-Mora, Londo, photographer: Marcus Leith, London.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Kings, Saints and Sinners Exhibition

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.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Budgies

Have recently delivered some work to Rostra Gallery in Bath, including some of these Budgies, which are also available in my online shop...... bysaw.bigcartel.com


Monday, 30 September 2013

Ruthin Craft Centre

I'm taking part in an exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre at the moment. The theme of the exhibition combines my two favorite things- ceramics and illustration. I've been drawing some new tiles of my own, based on drawings I made last year at The Natural History Museum in London. It's great to continue using the drawings I made behind the scenes- there's so much inspiring material there.




'Hand-made ceramics and contemporary illustration, two very separate disciplines, come together here. With surfaces supporting images that are not simply decorative; objects, familiar from their everyday utility, address ambitious concepts and themes, providing arenas for depiction, expression, commemoration and political commentary'
The exhibition runs from September 28th until December the 1st at Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales- Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts
Park Road, Ruthin,
Denbighshire
LL15 1BB