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Drawing on the wall

This week I’ve been leaving a bit of time to reflect on the experiments with materials I started last week and have re-focused on drawing while I let things develop. One of my aims for this year is to move […]

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A slow learner

Even after all these years I still feel that every time I make a piece of work or undertake another project, I learn something new… about myself, about my practice, about the way I make my work. Now at the […]

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From there to here

Glancing back at my “Day 1” blog post, it was strange to see the beginnings of my plan for the Once In A Universe residency and compare it with this much more developed section of the plan which eventually acted as a […]

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An Alternative Geology: Experimental Clay Workshops

In February it was great to work with artist Claire Shoosmith to run our first workshops for the Once In A Universe project (aka OIAU in shorthand!) at Eastbourne Studio Pottery, part of the Devonshire Collective in Eastbourne. I wanted to plan […]

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I Am A Rock

Well here we are. More than two months into the new year and nearly six weeks since my project launched. It’s been busy and varied – always a good thing, and now I’ve reached a natural pause where I can […]

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Pink Spread, Blue Jimi

For a couple of years I’ve had this thing hanging about in my studio. It’s a paper construction made out of hundreds of small tubes of rolled up brown paper gummed strip ( I like low-tech materials). They are glued […]

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From Stone to Seed

I had a few moments of doubt and distraction this week. I was thinking about what my next print should be. My mind began to wander to all the loose ends and unresolved works I’ve made over the years and […]

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Once In a Universe

Bringing together ideas about growth,change and evolution; developing new drawing installations and scaling up.

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sharing my learning

As the period of the professional development bursary comes to an end I have been reflecting on the process of sharing what I have learnt.  I have tried out several different ways- conversations with friends; leading meditation classes; writing online.  […]

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a life practice

A couple of weeks ago I participated a small event organised by the artist Mikhail Karikis alongside an exhibition of his recent work ‘Ain’t Got No Fear’.  A film created with a group of 11 to 13-year-old boys who are […]

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the inner critic

I’ve begun to realise that inside of myself is a good artist and writer, someone with plenty of creative energy and the potential to create things that are valuable and interesting enough to be shared with others.  But also inside […]

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the rituals of possibility

in june of this year i attended a study week at wysing arts centre, it was coordinated by the artist jesse darling.  she had chosen the theme of ritual for the week: since thinking about contemporary art only twists me […]

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who are we and where are we going?

throughout this year, i have been trying out new ways of working as an artist, taking new classes, exploring areas that i have avoided or been fearful of in the past.  during this time a central practice that i have […]

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Clydach Gorge

October 2016 onwards I’ll be responding to the changes going on at Clydach with the A465 roadworks.

I am part of a group of creatives responding to the site and we have a website http://clydach.weebly.com/

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singing lessons

During my professional development process, one of the things I have identified as being an area of fear is my voice. Having worked in education and participation for ten years, I am used to facilitating dialogue, running workshops and standing […]

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writing

When I devised my professional development activities for this year, I wanted to focus on areas that I had been fearful of or not had the chance to explore before. One of the things I’ve become increasingly aware of in […]

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stories from the body

As part of Dangerous Conversations, a process of exploring my practice as an artist through the themes of risk, fear, and change, I attended a series of workshops with Florence Peake the brilliant dancer, choreographer, visual artist and teacher, at […]

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Retreating

Earlier this year I went on a week-long retreat as part of the process of exploring fear and risk within my practice as an artist.  I stayed in a small wooden hut in Epping Forest.  It had running water but […]

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Brexit Meditations: Afternoon at Open School East

A few years ago I began meditating regularly.  It started with a visit to the London Buddhist Centre, and then a mindfulness course, and then retreats at Gaia House and Vajrasana. And then between 2014-15 I did formal training as […]

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Not a New Year Review

I did think I was going to write a sort of review of the year, as that seems to be the done thing. But then I realised I just couldn’t be arsed. It was a bloody good year, I got […]

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She’ll be comin’ round the mountain…

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here It’s not a T-junction or a crossroads. It’s more like that gentle uphill curve in the road that winds around a hill. You can’t see very far ahead. You can’t see where it’s going, what […]

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