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Bringing it all together

And so, with this print (above) I brought together the objectives I set myself for this period of experiential learning. It is a multi-colour photo stencil exposed in my DIY screen printing studio, harnessing the UV in the Mexican sunshine. […]

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Plant colours

Armed with bundles of dried plants and bags of bugs from that serendipitous workshop on arriving in Mexico City, I hit the local market in Coatepec, where I was surprised how difficult something like achiote, that is used on an […]

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Earth colours

Never have I been so excited about being given a whole lot of mud (well, I probably have, but in the context of growing things… which I guess connects all these ideas).   Thanks to ceramicist Elsa Naveda as well […]

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Binding ideas to the page

So, the first question before delving further into the colours, was how was I going to bind them to the page? I wanted to see what I could source from the local market, everyday ingredients that you find in the […]

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Exploring the use of apps – a professional development bursary

I am delighted to have been awarded an A-N Professional Development Bursary to help me explore how the use of a mobile phone app might benefit my practice.  I currently create collaborative drawings by asking volunteers to undertake walks whilst […]

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So much more than just weather

The weather is a great leveller. It doesn’t care how rich you are, your class, race, creed, gender or what ever people identify themselves as and by. True enough, a lot of people don’t really notice the weather or aren’t […]

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Hosting

How many times have we heard “Pop by, it would be lovely to see you”? Probably almost as many as the “How are you?’ which is often said and frequently not meant as the greeter moves on to the next […]

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It’s not always about money

It seems ages ago I received notification of being awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary. Back in March life seemed so different. I was going through the “Famine of Freelance” – you know – that thing no one really talks […]

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Clouds

Researching the potential of digital technology to develop my practice.

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Ma(r)king Time

“I’m confident that with the funding applications out of the way, I’ll be able to make a decision about next priorities and get stuck in!” That was the last sentence of my last blog – two and a half weeks […]

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Treat me like a fool, treat me mean and cruel…

Since my previous post I’ve learnt that my Taylor Wessing portrait prize submission was one of 429 selected for the second stage from 5717 images entered initially, but it didn’t then make it through to the next phase (i.e. was not shortlisted for […]

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August

I went to London for a week to attend a Digital Textile Printing short course at the London College of Fashion. After an introduction and discussion about textiles, pattern, fashion and interiors, we were given a couple of tasks to […]

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July

Here are the results of my first set on bundled silks. Each silk was dyed using natural materials gathered at different locations including seaweed from the coastline (top left hand corner), dirt, weeds and rusted metal found in the car […]

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Gift – the broader picture

In many ways this project has proved not to be what I expected – a simple matter of making a three minute film about a tea set. Project work is often complex. This project carries the weight of a significant […]

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Palm Pebbles

I’ve been making these little things. I made some of them years ago, though they weren’t pink then, and they didn’t really seem to be anything and so they got put in a box labelled “CURIOSITIES” along with some latex pods, […]

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Gift – picking up the pieces

The work for my a-n professional development bursary has now officially taken longer than expected – it’s probably quite important to document how creative projects are sometimes trickier than anticipated. Other factors can also interrupt play. I’m still not quite […]

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Jewellers journey to 3D printed jewellery

Hi, My name is Dovile Bertulyte, I am contemporary jewellery designer maker. Born and raised in Lithuania I arrived to London to study conceptual jewellery at Middlesex University. My interest in making and creating things started at the very young age […]

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ORDERING THOUGHTS, SHARING IDEAS

It is so easy to under-estimate the value of public engagement in R&D – there’s no doubt I’ve been guilty of this myself and have been made to think more deeply about it. In the sort of research I want […]

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Hot Bed Press workshop

Hello and welcome to my (much delayed) third blog post. As I’ve previously mentioned, one of the core motivations for applying for a professional development bursary was improving my limited technical skills in bookmaking. Despite my worryingly intense appreciation for […]

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June

June I took some walks locally, collecting natural materials along the way from specific locations; plants growing within the walls by the seafront, wildflowers in the city centre, weeds and rusted metal from outside the studio. I wanted to test […]

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What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

On Monday this week I had my second consultation with Julian Germain. As before, a whole afternoon was spent in Cowshill village hall in Weardale, shuffling rough prints around, with breaks for tea and chocolate digestives. And it was a really […]

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Upskilling

I have recently completed my welding course at Tameside College in Ashton, Manchester. I’ll be receiving a Level 1 certificate any day now. Over the months, I’ve been able to feel confident in being able to set-up and use a […]

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A total portrait with no omissions

For the past 10 days I’ve done little other than edit images, and by 6 o’clock last night I’d really reached saturation point! Poured myself a large glass of wine and went to sit in my back yard (it had […]

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