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4. Chasing West – Space & Direction

The central idea to the road trip in Iceland in 2016 was to spend every night on a west facing coast to appreciate the full length of each day and catch the lasting hours. We were travelling west every day, covering […]

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3. Chasing Light – Natural Extension

The vastness and remoteness of Iceland attracts me as I search to distance myself from urban speed and to get on geological time. This attempt to find a slowness that I associate with landscape is not really ‘slow’, as Iceland […]

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2. Chasing Light – Sight

The theme of impermanence has always captivated me and it seemed only a matter of time before the subject of light would come into my practice as it did during my first trip to Iceland in 2014. The late autumn […]

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Hot Bed Press | Reduction Screen Printing | April 2017
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Screen Printing & Ceramic Surface | Part 1

a-n Artist Information Company | Professional Development Bursary | 2017
A series of blogs documenting my research and experimentation of the screen printing process and ceramic surface decoration.

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Clearer vision

After the bursary year of questioning, challenging and explaining my practice I feel more informed and focused with a clearer vision of the direction I want my work to take. It has been so beneficial to hear directly from experienced […]

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Reflection, development and future plans

This year has been wonderful for personal development, business progress with BloomInArt, funding applications, collaborations and involvement within the local community. I struggle to blog but I have attached a few images to visually tell the story of my development […]

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Demoulding

This week I removed the first casts from the moulds. They are perfect in terms of shape and their lack of bubbles. Unfortunately the resin has yellowed which could be something to do with the thickness of the cast, the batch […]

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More things are possible than you might think

  We three made work as one The tensions (often good) of being separate yet merged We noticed for each other things we might not notice ourselves We noticed each other noticing It made us feel like better artists We […]

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The Coach and Me: Part 2

So I promised you part 2 and here it is   So when I had my next session with Tamara I was feeling incredibly stressed and by the time it ended I had calmed down and resolved to change my […]

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The Coach and Me: Part 1 …..

The last few weeks of my life have been a bit of a nightmare.  Firstly my father was taken seriously ill and nearly a month on is still in hospital, and then a University I contracted (and am still waiting […]

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Finally – The course

After starting a new part-time post in May, it ended up being more difficult than I imagined finding the right time for the course I outlined in my Professional Development Bursary. With so many on the market, all advertising pretty […]

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Professional Development Training Course Experience

Aside from the main activity of mentoring, another activity I identified and proposed for this bursary was attendance at a number of professional development workshops and events. I have previously attended great events at the Cultural Enterprise Office on writing […]

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lie lie lie

  lie lie lie | 2016 | 24-page publication | Photo: Susie David Words by Susie David lie lie lie is the artists’ book that arose from this experimental collaboration with fellow artists Megan Calver and Gabby Hoad, and Dawlish Warren National Nature […]

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Time to reflect

So my show’s been and gone, very happy with how it looked and how it was received but now feel strangely detached and uneasy in a period of reflection. Taking time to really look and think about my work is […]

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Studio

In the last blog I described the development of jewellery-like supports for a ‘primary, sculptural object’ that would take the form of a body plan of a human, but be made up of “elements of objects that support the management of the […]

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Mentoring sessions review

Although I have not finished all the activities I outlined to use the professional development bursary for, I think now is a good time to look at how I have used the mentoring sessions it was mainly for. For part […]

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Professional Development Bursary conclusion

Concluded the A-n Professional Development Bursary funded curatorial critiques with a great visit to meet Louise Hutchinson at S1 Artspace in Sheffield this week. So much to take away and process from all the meetings over the last six months […]

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CAD and 3D Printing

  I ain’t no blogger it turns out. I do sketch and I scribble thoughts and this is what I wanted to transform into forms which I can not create by hand! I want to create casts within casts, writing […]

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Exchange Residency North

One of the main projects I have been working on this year has been Exchange Residency North. Earlier in the year I secured local funding though the Highland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards for a project I had been […]

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The Discovery Session

  So Thursday afternoon I had my “discovery” session with Tamara, a creative entrepreneurs and artists coach.  As you may remember it had been suggested by Susan Mumford at my initial “mentoring” session, that I could do with half of […]

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The Coach and awaiting a skype call

So I feel I should update everyone as I haven’t written in a while. The main reason I haven’t written is that nothing’s happened, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to make it to London to see […]

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fall fool

Written by Susie David Here we are at high tide, high summer on Dawlish Warren. One side of the spit is opaque jade sea, boisterous with high waves and high winds looking mischievous …dangerous even.  A few people standing on the […]

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