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Day 2 of resin and paper experiments

Today I knocked the resin out of the moulds and realised how much less work it is if you get the mould right in the first place: I would have needed even more shellack… I think I’ll try melamine moulds […]

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First day of resin and paper experiments

Somewhere in my last post I mentioned a small MDF mould, actually it was 10 MDF moulds that were supposed to be cubes but weren’t. I could have kicked myself but I’d already ordered the squares from a local timber […]

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Preliminary meeting at Meltdowns, Ramsgate

I had my first meeting with Sarah and Steve at Meltdowns Foundry in Ramsgate and objective 1 was to actually locate the place. We agreed that the work will be done over the summer, before which I need to make […]

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From installation to framed piece

Framing my piece, Inherited, has proved as tricky as expected. After several sleepless nights, paper conservator and framer Deborah Colam and I did finally manage to get all the paper cutouts placed on the backing board with additional help from […]

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Back to making Installations

At last, I can now say that I’ll be taking part in this year’s Threshold event in Liverpool. http://thresholdfestival.co.uk/alchemy-visual-arts/ I’ve known for a few weeks, but they asked us to keep quiet until they rolled out the publicity for it. […]

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Aaahhhhh… Stressed!!!

For a recovering agoraphobic, perfectionist with M.E. this project is starting to get to me. Too much to do. It’s all taking 2-3 times longer than I had planned, my energy levels are on about 20% and I haven’t even […]

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Week 113: 10th – 16th Nov 2014

I’ve just arrived back from visiting the South of India where I was invited to attend a Hindu wedding. While I was there I had the opportunity to do some travelling and see some of the sights in the area. […]

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A Table of Elements

Last week was amazing. The new piece I found myself making for the Table of Elements exhibition at relatively short notice ended up working surprisingly well. The exhibition itself was an opportunity to exhibit with two artists whose work I […]

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‘Paper Works’

To 10th October Weekdays 9-6, Late Thursdays to 8pm,Sat 9-5Buckhurst Lane. ‘Paper Works’ is an experimental project that aims to push boundaries, exploring both the nature of collaboration and the parameters of working on paper.

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Art markets

I had some mono prints in a box on the Crate Studio and Project Space stall at the Margate version of the Art Car Boot Fair and am very pleased to have sold a print. Bodes well perhaps for my […]

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Lotus Dress complete

The lotus dress is complete at last. Hooray. I found it much harder to make than the map clothes I made a few years ago. Not sure why. More complex design? Fear of spoiling pristine white paper, whereas old maps […]

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My Inner Monologue

My Inner Monologue – The smooth paper or the textured paper. That is the question! New grain paper is great to experiment with… How a pencil mark can alter its course because of it’s surface. I am not sure what […]

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Wearable paper clothes

I visited some artist friends who suggested that I look into using tyvek paper and think carefully about the lighting in the Storey Gallery. A quick cruise through tyvek installation images on google was stunning. I especially liked the   Tyvek […]

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Week 99: 4th – 10th August

Since I’ve been researching art in museum practice, I’ve begun to notice more and more artists working with collections. In a way this feels somewhat reassuring as there is obviously an interest in the field in which I am working. […]

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Stitched Time is touring

It is always a surprise as well as gratifying when an aim becomes a reality, especially when that aim starts out more as a wish, in this case one stated in my original Arts Council grant application, which was for […]

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