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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Calling out.. We are looking to share our journey, and collaborative process with students, and members of the public, as we feel the element of collaborative play within contemporary art is an area that has been marginalised. We are open […]
LOTUSLAND FUTURE From this developmental period of reflection, exploration and discussion, we are currently in the beginnings of designing an augmented reality app for LOTUSLAND. Alongside Karen Eng, a long time collaborator and supporter of LOTUSLAND, we have been in discussions with […]
LOTUSLAND : THE MUSICAL We began our selection process, finding a handful of videos with the most in-depth narratives and characters. We then framed them within this ‘Professional Development’ process, creating a John Dee style oracle that embodied the need […]
Professional Development In August 2017, we had the privilege, funded by an a-n professional development bursary, to spend a week at Philip’s studio at Wysing Arts Centre to try to gain a deeper understanding of how we function as an […]
Yesterday I was in London. A small amount of snow brought the city into a state of chaos. It makes me laugh. It was hardly anything. Last year I was in Helsinki. Minus 26 degrees of Celsius. Everything was still […]
This blog documents the journey we undertook, into the creation of a new feature length film exploring the genesis of LOTUSLAND, its past work, and looking towards its future, while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation through the project’s astrological traits.
https://vimeo.com/245014501 “(Forests are)..sensorially far too various and immense for anything but surfaces or glimpses to be captured. They defeat view-finder, drawing paper, canvas, they cannot be framed;..” (John Fowles, The Tree, 1979) My current project, Digital […]
Well. It’s been an immensely satisfying journey working on my a-n Professional Development Bursary project called, Gift. But it has taken me so very much longer than I imagined – and my film looks like it won’t quite be ready […]
21 and 22 October 2017 Creative Weaving Workshop with Susie Gillespie Autumn half term and a chance to take some ‘time out’ from the essential day-to-day preparation and teaching of textiles for adult education that I do find rewarding and that puts […]
This blog accompanies my a-n Professional Development Bursary supported ‘time out’ from my ‘bread-and-butter’ textile teaching, and will become a record of my work as I ‘move on’ with my personal art practice.
In order to have photographic images in my final book edition ‘Hazel House’ I decided I wanted to print them as photo polymer etchings. The process shares some similarities to screen-printing and etching. The course was at East London […]
So, those wooden boxes displaying matchstick toys, trinkets and wooden type hung on D’s walls were once all plan chests of alphabets, fonts and points ‘Type Cases’. On this course we got to rummage in stacks of drawers […]
The second course I did at LCBA taught us how to make a slim hardback notebook with a single bound section of paper inside, and with a foil embossed cover. It is advised to do this course before […]
Ever since I was an art student, and a lecturer introduced us to the concept of artist books and gave us examples to pore over, I have stockpiled ideas for artist books I would like to make, but as […]
A 2017 Professional Development Bursary exploring open access production space in relation to my role as co-director to Paradise Works, Salford, and my own creative practice.
Blog by London-based Sculptor Laura Napier a recipient of an a-n Professional Development Bursary 2017, awarded to learn skills in Bookbinding, Letterpress and Photopolymer Etching to make a new edition of Artist Books ‘Hazel House’
10th October Crit with PAC Home Having completed the courses in natural dyes for textile and digital textile printing, I’ve been exploring how the processes complement other ideas that I am working with. I felt that there were a lot […]
I will be talking about my experience of setting up a DIY screen print studio at La Ceiba Gráfica, visits to other printmaking studios and exhibiting in Mexico City on 26th October 2017. All Welcome. After the talk, there will […]
Remember how I said it was about sustainability? How I wanted to become more aware of my materials and where they came from? Well, it all got a little exotic, but it has always been on the agenda to explore […]
I have been so fortunate to be offered the gallery space at La Buena Estrella, a printmaking collective in Mexico City, to show the results of my research, the explorations I made during my residency at La Ceiba Gráfica in Coatepec. […]