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The Coach and awaiting a skype call

So I feel I should update everyone as I haven’t written in a while. The main reason I haven’t written is that nothing’s happened, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to make it to London to see […]

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fall fool

Written by Susie David Here we are at high tide, high summer on Dawlish Warren. One side of the spit is opaque jade sea, boisterous with high waves and high winds looking mischievous …dangerous even.  A few people standing on the […]

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Envision: on line workshops – available for all!

In completing my Professional Development project, just a reminder that I have created a summary of the two courses I completed including lots of images, useful information and a guide to resources. Please view the workshops here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jiN-ymPIs I hope […]

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Envision – valuable new skills in practice!

I have now completed the project enabled by my a-n Professional Development Bursary. The new skills I have learned are enabling me to work on ideas for forthcoming projects. I have just completed a model for an installation in a […]

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Blog 13 Well this is the last blog for the Professional Development bursary, It has been such a privilege to have been awarded this bursary, it has enabled me to try hot and cold enamelling , the hot I love […]

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Blog 12 Sunday Higham Hall, can’t believe it the last day, today we are finishing off work , oh I forgot to say I did a small piece of silver wire work ,I finished this off this morning as well […]

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Blog 11 Saturday. I could have slept on , but I am up had breakfast and in the workshop by 9 , I am experimenting with lead free enamels using wet process, powders and water colours . yes you can […]

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Blog 10 Friday another sharp start but well worth it, today I am trying wet process this is where we dip the cleaned copper into we enamel dry it and then fire it, this gives a nice clean finish , […]

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Blog 9 Thursday at Higham Hall : Breakfast at 8, in studio by 9 I start with going back to basics and doing some work with enamel , fluxing and counter enameling the copper then sifting and firing the enamel […]

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Blog 8 Arrived at Higham hall , this is in Cumbria near Basinthwaite Lake , it’s a fab place, it lovely old hall with residential accommodation and onsite classes, while I was there other courses were water colours and yoga […]

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More time

This is the last week of my residency at Hospitalfield. In the last update I discussed my research into the possibilities of displaying object-based work: “I’ve been researching techniques found in jewellery as starting points for thinking about hanging methods – […]

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Brexit Meditations: Afternoon at Open School East

A few years ago I began meditating regularly.  It started with a visit to the London Buddhist Centre, and then a mindfulness course, and then retreats at Gaia House and Vajrasana. And then between 2014-15 I did formal training as […]

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Outcomes

Having come to the end of the self directed programme I set out to complete for the a-n professional development bursary here are some reflections and outcomes. I am pleased to have had the time to research and learn new digital […]

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Artists’ Books

This week I had a sudden urge to revisit the poetry of T S Eliot, which I first encountered in undergraduate English Literature; I recall feeling baffled by The Wasteland and unable or unwilling to get to grips with its […]

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Reconnecting

Wow… this week has been a busy one, out training and attending meetings in preparation for launching Your Turn, our little Community Interest Company. Our company registration will be complete and ready to roll by the new year… new year, […]

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Residency

I am currently on residency at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, for four week period. The residency is housed in a beautiful arts and crafts building close to the sea. There are seven artists taking part, including myself. We eat together at set times […]

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Time and Privilege

The first few months of this year (2016) have been a time of significant change for me.  Having left my role at Cubitt, where I co-founded and led a large scale education programme for eight years, I decided to quite […]

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Inner Child

Last night I relaxed after a nightmarish day at work by completely unplugging for an hour. I put John Coltrane on the stereo and sat on my living room floor with a sheet of lining paper and some marker pens. […]

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Think, Question, Print – Work so far.. (Part One)

Over the past 5 or 6 weeks I’ve been producing work in response to my day trips to Colne and Nelson. In an earlier post I talked about making collages and quick abstract responses with paint and ink which were […]

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Visualising your work – Sharing the knowledge

Having completed the Model Making and SketchUp courses I have spent the summer building on my skills and sharing the knowledge with others. I have now assembled workshop information and created an online resource available to all. This is entitled […]

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Show & Tell

Yesterday was the first session of the second phase of the Artist Teacher Scheme. We met at the School of Art in Margaret Street, and looked at the MA final show before sitting down in the basement to share some […]

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name calling

Susie David writes. The Warren today is floriferous. Floriferous, meaning many-flowered says Megan. None of us can say it. How to spell it? Floriferrous? — A suffix slightly prone (prone) to rust? On this spit of land jutting out to sea (see) with its […]

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Curatorial critique sessions resume

After a summer of illuminating more informal discussions with thanks to an array of curators and artists, I have the final A-n Professional Development Bursary funded curatorial critique sessions booked and am looking forward to adding to the diverse feedback received […]

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