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The decision to use Bronze

I have resisted bronze until now, worrying about the weight of history it carries and the fact it is so often overused – an automatic ‘go-to’ to add perceived value, whether or not the material is appropriate or needed.  But […]

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Patinas

Plain bronze colour is pale pink to yellow, depending on the type of bronze used.  A patina is simply a dye or chemical reaction added, with heat, to the surface to change the colour.  It is then sealed with a […]

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Sim cards

I wanted to cast a sim card as part of my thinking about data and how the objects and memory is stored. A bit tricky but one worked.

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Beach clean up

We’ve been put in touch with Dell Cullum a photographer, conservationist, activist and animal rescuer whose family has lived for several generations in Amagansett, the next town west of Montauk. Early every morning Dell goes to his local beach and […]

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Washed up

Flotsam is the term used for objects that float away from a boat, jetsam is thrown over board. Flotsam and jetsam get washed up, eventually.  Colourful pathways of detritus, signs of human activity out at sea, plastic mostly. Nylon rope, […]

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Day 4 in the Big Plastic House

Engaging in a detailed way with industrial manufacturing means immersing oneself in a world of language, techniques and processes that are at times utterly surprising. The products produced in the factory today have ranged from a very high end car […]

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Intergenerational Justice & Revolution

I’m 48 hours into a residency that’s as focused upon manufacturing timelines and heritage-based narratives as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and competitive strategies. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and supported by arts commissioners Super Slow Way, the Art in […]

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Plastic Fantastic (1) / Queen Victoria and Roy

I am pleased to announce my participation as an Artist in Residence with the ground breaking ‘Art In Manufacturing’ project. As part of the first ever National Festival of Making, supported by arts commissioners Super Slow Way and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Manipulation of form

Having an open plan studio space and surrounded by a range of materials to play with and manipulate informs my practice and is my first point of contact. The exploration of minimalism and form has drawn me to new and […]

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Day 4 – Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency

Today’s mini-project revolved around the notion of how we remember surface colours and how our eyes respond to light. Batchelor writes about the way in which we see colours as the property of the object. Even in different lighting conditions; […]

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