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Metal Casting

Lost wax – The ceramic shells were tidied up around the neck/opening. The piece was then placed upside down in kiln that allowed the wax to melt out. Curing – Once cooled & checked over for any cracks, these are […]

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Plaster & Wax Copies

We made a few plaster casts of the rocks which form part of a current work in progress of Hilary Jack’s, titled ‘Shadow of the Future’. I then took a test work though to the rest of the stages towards […]

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All that Glitters

A-N Artist Bursary to develop experience in investment casting & finishing process with Scartworks, a foundry based in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

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Did I walk down a Cul de sac?

For the past twenty years I have slotted myself into the professional identity that is Digital Artist. It began in the second half of the nineties as New Media Artist, but there emerged a need to loose the term ‘new’ […]

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a-n Professional Development Bursary

My reasons for undertaking Professional Development, the logistics of realising pre-planned and funded activity, and an exploration of its legacy within my practice.

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Top Tips

This is a list of small changes I did while I was researching this process and that had a big impact on my research. Cut the leaf from the plant only when you are about to expose it to sunlight. This is […]

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What didn’t work. 3 important advices

This blog post is an archive of things that didn’t work. Realising the 3 facts described below had a very strong impact in my research. I hope you enjoy my archive of failures and that it saves you some time […]

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Free online chlorophyll printing workshop

On Thursday 2nd of August from 11:00am to 12:30,  I’ll be running a free online chlorophyll printing workshop, with the support from the Professional Development bursary from a-n. This event is free an open to all artist, but registration is mandatory. […]

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Researching the chlorophyll printing process

As part of my solo show at Photofusion I organised a panel discussion with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Brandei Estes, Head of the Department of Photographs at Sotheby’s. During this panel discussion […]

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Notes on the chlorophyll printing process

This blog will explain all my research on the chlorophyll printing process.
This process can be practice in 2 completely different manners.

Method 1: Bleaching
Method 2: Altering the photosynthesis

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Going Under The Tone: Professional Development Bursary

In 2017, I embarked on a period of professional development, so as to enhance my arts practice; at the intersection of fine art, performance art, and arts therapy. This development followed a series of performance works, made between 2013 – […]

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Gift – Sonia’s cut.

I honestly thought I’d written my last post for the 2017 a-n Professional Development Bursary. But, of course, I was yet to share the fruits of the bursary! So this is really just a postscript and a link. Interestingly we […]

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The Turning Year

As is traditional for me I had a fire to mark the turning of the year. 2017 slips quietly into 2018. The snow of the previous day had melted. A bright moon lit the clear sky.. As part of the […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

November: Forthcoming seminar: RSVP essential – see below. Dear All,Dr Catherine Loveday (Principal Lecturer in Neuropsychology at University of Westminster) and I would like to invite you to an informal seminar event presenting and discussing our current area of research […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

September: I have started to explore museum collections of clothes and memories. So far these include the Foundling Museum, London; Worthing Musuem and a forthcoming project with Market Hall Museum, Rugby. The Foundling Museum is an amazing place with its […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

July: For me drawing has always been a vital space or place to be and think. Drawing allows an exploration of abstract thoughts as spatial and tactile. Although I am a sculptor, drawing is always there as a continual studio […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

June: I have been conducting a series of interviews where I ask people to choose items of clothing that have a particular memory of person place or thing. They usually have the item of clothing with them, but sometimes talk […]

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Visits

I visited Blackhorse Workshop, London, and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in December, and earlier this year I also visited the proposed site for Birmingham Production Space to speak to Ruth Claxton. In the end the visits were a bit more scatter gun […]

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Studio Days

Thank you to a-n for awarding me with the professional development bursary that has given me the luxury to spend six funded days in my studio, free from my essential ‘bread-and-butter’ textile teaching work, that I do enjoy, but that allows […]

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Dual Identity – a solo video project

My art practice has taken me on a tremendous journey this year. I have been intensely busy, and more than fortunate. Two professional awards kept me busy, but also stretched me in very different directions – of which I am […]

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LOTUSLAND : GALLERY

Here you can view all the images we created from the LOTUSAND : THE MUSICAL movie that we produced with support from the a-n professional development bursary.  

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