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Day 10: Finishing the undercoat

I was so blasted after Saturday that I couldn’t even write a blog post on my way home.  It wasn’t hugely eventful, but I did (almost..just one coat on one side of one panel left to go) finish undercoating.   […]

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The Morning After the Night Before

    AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Yawn! (That’s tired rather than bored!) I feel I should blog about it… but quite weary! I’m just going to say that live music works well in the gallery. I will be organising […]

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Ceramics

The piece im creating at the moment is a 3D wall mounted piece made out of ceramics. This piece strives to show the idea of “one mans rubbish is another mans gold” and focuses on the issues of disposable objects […]

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Day 7: The glaze is o-on

Another long day, nearly thirteen hours all in all, but I did at least achieve the main goal which was to graphite and glaze the rear of the three wing panels. This should be a relief, and initially it was, […]

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Day 5: Snow blind

When I was a small child just starting school we used to have Friday afternoons off, until they decided to increase productivity… Today felt like that as I skipped out of the studio at 1.30pm to go and collect Zach. […]

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Day 3: Sand, fill, paint….

I like this bag, which is for rubbish, on the Danish trains.  It reads: Rubbish in the bag.  Bag in the hand. Hand on the heart.  Where will it end?  On the platform. In the rubbish bin. Thanks. Sometimes I […]

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Collaboration: soul food.

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here It doesn’t take me long to bounce back… Collaboration then…. It’s a thing I do, and I love it. In the early days, I had an couple of failed attempts, because I didn’t understand. […]

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collaboration

I have collaborated with many people over the years – some more successfuly than others. Some on my side of the table and some on the other. The experience has ranged from the perfunctory, task oriented pooling of knowledge and […]

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Started work

Began work today!   On the smallest of the ten pieces that will comprise the sculpture, but still…  Sanding back and filling screw holes in preparation for primer.    It rapidly became clear that it won’t be six days’ work […]

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To the workshop

Today I got my first view of what’s been going on in the workshop in Roskilde.  My first impression: wow, it’s big!  Of course I knew it was going to be big, but it takes a moment to adjust to […]

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Lesson Two at Portway Juniors with Year 6

Set Up   This week I didn’t come in early to speak with Millie; I just started setting up the whiteboard for the erasing meanness exercise. Using suggested words from the website, it took me about 20 minutes to set […]

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My very own HEB beams!

Yesterday I went to the scrap metal yard, early.  Fortunately for me, they always have HEB beams in stock and I was able to measure to get those that were closest to 10cm in depth (10.2-10.3cm) I can only hope […]

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First big wobble

The first big wobble came today. I got an unexpected call from Mikkel, lead carpenter on the project; unexpected because I didn’t know they would be working today, on the weekend.   The wobble came because I came to suspect […]

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It’s begun!

Today I got word that the carpenters have started work on building House of Cards.  Massive relief that they are underway, with three weeks to go before it is due to be collected by the exhibition organisers. Next week is […]

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Waiting for the Green Light

There haven’t been any blog posts for a few weeks because I’ve been in Mexico with family, taking a break before the final push (and introducing my son to his granny for the first time). Now waiting for the carpenters […]

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#Beyoutiful take 2

These are the mixed media pieces i created at the end of this project, but i still feel there is a long way to go in this project. These responses i have created are an end to the project so […]

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CCI professional practice fund grant

I have not written here for some time; which is not really good enough I know. An awful lot has been happening and so I aim to write a series of posts updating you all; but I wanted to start […]

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