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Secret online makers group

Makers Secret! High grade exclusive group, very hush hush. On no account tell any other makers you know, reserved for the best and most talented only – Remember it’s specially for the very select few. The group meets every Tuesday. […]

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Makers HeadRoom

Just what is it makes Makers HeadRoom so different, so appealing? Makers HeadRoom is a free online group for makers in any medium and any genre.  It’s not a club, it’s not exclusive and it doesn’t cost anything to join […]

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New School Puppet Making Workshops for Primary

Out delivering Puppet Making D&T Creative Workshops in Primary Schools again. New designs and workshops for 2022. 120 children per day, all ages, all make and keep a puppet. #puppetry #Primary #School #Workshop #Design #technology #teacher #workshops #art #lead #artist […]

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Take Time: Day 2

Karen Logan Frustrating day Finished new panel, ironed it and carefully pinned it into place, tried not to stretch the fabric while allowing it to find its fit. Result – still puckered and hanging oddly. The cloak is unwieldy and […]

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Another kind of day

Until about a month ago I imagined that I would standing in Gallery 1 of the Artists’ Club in Uppsala right now. This afternoon should have been the opening of my show there, instead I am enjoying a peaceful afternoon […]

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Testing times …

Having now completed a ’test piece’ inspired by heraldic flags, family crests, and military standards, produced in careful and diligent applique I wonder if I am not on the wrong track.   It is the technique(s) rather than the references […]

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Studio Transitions

I spent the last few days embarking upon that most arduous of tasks – sorting out my studio space. It was a curiously cathartic process which saw me tidy away my array of pencils, pens and paintbrushes; making way instead […]

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Botanical Blends

Over the last week I have been uncovering the commercial potential of Perfume as Practice. For while the essence of the project is artistic, that doesn’t mean I can’t dip my toe in the more consumer driven elements of the […]

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Monday + Tuesday

Monday 27 Head north today towards the Maritsa river and cross the enclosed river bridge. Tiny shops line the bridge so the river is invisible, the shops sell dresses, sportswear, mobile phones and tired women stand around talking. On the […]

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100 Not Out

June 2019 marked the 9th incarnation of Perfume as Practice, which was staged at Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton. The exhibition comprised of 12 perfume portraits and 5 paintings, themed under the idea of protest. The exhibition also represented a milestone for […]

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FRESH AIR!

Every now and then the generous people at Martyr’s Gallery in Lewes offer an opportunity for an artist to take over their space for one of those very special, no-expectations, no-strings-attached developmental residencies. Their version of this amazing gift is […]

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Making in May

May has been a rather busy and productive month, as no doubt evidenced by my distinct lack of blogging. In between making perfumes for exhibitions, running workshops and playing with audio/visual equipment I’ve seldom had the time to sit, think […]

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To Make a Scented Necklace

Recently I took part in Yorkshire Artspace’s Open Studio event, which as ever attracted hundreds of visitors to my very studio. During the event I exhibited my usual array of scented delights and workshop promotional material. I tend to use […]

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sticks and stones and cpr

there is something very satisfying about getting to mid afternoon on a friday and logging into my a-n account to prepare a blog post.  for one it means that i’ve got to the end of the week and managed to […]

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Access Space Residency – Week 1

This week sees the beginning of my residency at Access Space where I will create candles in situ in response to the news stories of the day. I will be present this Wednesday (4th July) although I expect much of […]

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Emoji Perfumery

Exhibiting at Platforms Project involved invigilating in our exhibition space 8 hours a day for 4 days. As such, it afforded me a lot of time, and I sought to utilise that time effectively to contemplate and theorise on new […]

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First Steps

My ambition for Scents of our Time in 2018 was simply to get it exhibited somewhere. A reasonable enough goal for a project in its infancy, and I’m happy to announce that it will be showing in 2 places in […]

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Scents of Our Time

Scents of Our Time aims to reveal the capacity contemporary candle making has for social comment and responsive creative action.

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This is Coffee

Last week I made a bespoke perfume based on coffee. Yes. coffee. Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘Michael! last month you were making perfumes about planets, and this week, out of nowhere, you’ve made a perfume about coffee?! […]

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Materials of Place

During 2018 to July 2019 I am one of ten artists working as part of a project, ‘Surrey Unearthed’ across the Surrey Hills. I am an artist and papermaker and work by walking, collecting, interacting with people and making.

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