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Time to reflect

So my show’s been and gone, very happy with how it looked and how it was received but now feel strangely detached and uneasy in a period of reflection. Taking time to really look and think about my work is […]

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stories from the body

As part of Dangerous Conversations, a process of exploring my practice as an artist through the themes of risk, fear, and change, I attended a series of workshops with Florence Peake the brilliant dancer, choreographer, visual artist and teacher, at […]

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Retreating

Earlier this year I went on a week-long retreat as part of the process of exploring fear and risk within my practice as an artist.  I stayed in a small wooden hut in Epping Forest.  It had running water but […]

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Studio

In the last blog I described the development of jewellery-like supports for a ‘primary, sculptural object’ that would take the form of a body plan of a human, but be made up of “elements of objects that support the management of the […]

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The Hive at Kew Gardens

Last week I went to Kew Gardens to visit The Hive. The Hive is an installation by BDP that was commissioned for the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015 and which is now at Kew until November. I wanted […]

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Mentoring sessions review

Although I have not finished all the activities I outlined to use the professional development bursary for, I think now is a good time to look at how I have used the mentoring sessions it was mainly for. For part […]

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Professional Development Bursary conclusion

Concluded the A-n Professional Development Bursary funded curatorial critiques with a great visit to meet Louise Hutchinson at S1 Artspace in Sheffield this week. So much to take away and process from all the meetings over the last six months […]

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Making Clay Houses

Yesterday I went out on an art teacher’s CPD event organised through the Birmingham Artist Educator network, 4MAT UK. We took a trip on the Ikon Gallery’s barge to make clay houses, part of the Black Country Voyages art programme. […]

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Festival of Imagineers

Sarah and I are very lucky to live in Coventry, a lot of culture happens here and at the beginning of October we were treated to the Festival of Imagineers and a visit from our very lovely friend Ceri. On […]

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Serpentine Pavilion and the Festival of Love

On a beautifully sunny day in August I headed to London to see the Serpentine Pavilion and Summer House and the Festival of Love. After watching the world go by in Hyde Park while eating my lunch I head to […]

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Fragments

It’s been a patchy week in terms of making time for my own work; business appointments and writing applications to register our company, parenting and the day job. I feel unsettled and uneasy; I need the mental downtime that writing […]

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Exchange Residency North

One of the main projects I have been working on this year has been Exchange Residency North. Earlier in the year I secured local funding though the Highland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards for a project I had been […]

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Kiasma, Helsinki

I am very lucky to have my sister (Emma) living in Finland and on my most recent trip I was excited to find out that my favourite artist Ernesto Neto was exhibiting in Kiasma, Helsinki and I had to go! […]

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3D Drawings

On Saturday I visited the Eva Rothschild exhibition at New Art Gallery Walsall with the Artist Teacher crew. We then visited the gallery studio for a workshop with the current artist in residence, Chloe Ashley, whose work you can see here. Chloe […]

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The Discovery Session

  So Thursday afternoon I had my “discovery” session with Tamara, a creative entrepreneurs and artists coach.  As you may remember it had been suggested by Susan Mumford at my initial “mentoring” session, that I could do with half of […]

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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

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

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

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

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

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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