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Blog 10

Blog 10 Friday another sharp start but well worth it, today I am trying wet process this is where we dip the cleaned copper into we enamel dry it and then fire it, this gives a nice clean finish , […]

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Blog 9

Blog 9 Thursday at Higham Hall : Breakfast at 8, in studio by 9 I start with going back to basics and doing some work with enamel , fluxing and counter enameling the copper then sifting and firing the enamel […]

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Blog 8

Blog 8 Arrived at Higham hall , this is in Cumbria near Basinthwaite Lake , it’s a fab place, it lovely old hall with residential accommodation and onsite classes, while I was there other courses were water colours and yoga […]

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More time

This is the last week of my residency at Hospitalfield. In the last update I discussed my research into the possibilities of displaying object-based work: “I’ve been researching techniques found in jewellery as starting points for thinking about hanging methods – […]

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Outcomes

Having come to the end of the self directed programme I set out to complete for the a-n professional development bursary here are some reflections and outcomes. I am pleased to have had the time to research and learn new digital […]

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Residency

I am currently on residency at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, for four week period. The residency is housed in a beautiful arts and crafts building close to the sea. There are seven artists taking part, including myself. We eat together at set times […]

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Blog 7 professional Development Bursary

Well not long now until i go to Higham Hall the final part of my Bursary , this is a residential course in cumbria where i will be working alongside other enamelists for all over the world. I am so […]

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name calling

Susie David writes. The Warren today is floriferous. Floriferous, meaning many-flowered says Megan. None of us can say it. How to spell it? Floriferrous? — A suffix slightly prone (prone) to rust? On this spit of land jutting out to sea (see) with its […]

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Curatorial critique sessions resume

After a summer of illuminating more informal discussions with thanks to an array of curators and artists, I have the final A-n Professional Development Bursary funded curatorial critique sessions booked and am looking forward to adding to the diverse feedback received […]

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Victoria Miro, Yayoi Kunama and V&A, Elytra

On Friday 15th July Sarah and I headed to London to visit the Victoria Miro gallery to see Yayoi Kusama and to the V&A to see Elytra. This was a real treat as we’d spent the last few weeks in […]

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Exhibition and progress

Last month I finished an exhibition at Collective, Edinburgh. I then started work on making some new objects. I am trying to not be fixated on them being finished. Having exhibitions is often, strangely, antithetical to progress as there is so […]

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The First Meeting

So Wednesday 3rd August was my first meeting with my new mentor, Susan Mumford.  I was exhausted before I arrived; this was largely due to my inability to sleep when I’m nervous (I was very nervous) and my lovely, but […]

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More Hote Enamel work in Edinburgh

Blog 6:   On way to Edinburgh , think I should just move here been coming back and forward so many times, but I am enjoying it.  I was not sure what Dorothy had in mind this time, I took […]

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Big Knitting

On Friday 20th May we met with Emma Harrabin from Coventry 2021, Coventry 2021 is the campaign for Coventry to be the City of Culture in 2021. Emma was organising the public launch which was taking place at Godiva Festival […]

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Collaborating, nourishing and distilling

My meeting with artist and musician Rebecca Lee happened quite by chance, but turned out to be a really fortuitous encounter. We introduced ourselves at a special moving image event (Film Free and Easy) at Primary (the studio space where […]

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Visualising your work – Sharing the knowledge

As part of my Professional Development Bursary, I am keen to spread the new knowledge and skills gained during my recent completion of two courses. This week I met with a group of art students in Newcastle and I was able […]

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Episodes in Libraries

  Chief Librarians 1852–1858 Edward Edwards 1858–1864 Robert Wilson Smiles 1864–1879 Andrea Crestadoro 1879–1920 Charles William Suttan I read the list of librarians, sitting next to the old Manchester Library fireplace, it reminded me of a man for whom everything […]

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to sing about their place

Megan Calver and Gabrielle Hoad write: Posted by Susie David As we start to think about how to develop work arising from Dawlish Warren, we’re asking the question: “what do non-artists get out of collaborating?” So we were delighted to have the opportunity […]

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Catching up with the hidden part!

Since my last post, virtually all my time has been taken up with the Artist as Mother as Artist project. This was a jointly curated exhibition (and accompanying events) with Sam Rose, and we were over the moon to receive […]

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Lateral Vistas

“Inundated by perspectives, by lateral vistas of information that stretch endlessly in every direction, we no longer accept the possibility of assembling a complete picture… We are experiencing in our time a loss of depth – a loss, that is, […]

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Professional Development Bursary progress

My A-n professional development bursary is currently funding a series of curatorial critique sessions focusing on the work made for my two solo shows of the first part of this year with invited curators across the country. So far I’ve had fantastically […]

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