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Challenges of Artist-led space

Well, we are still here. Persevering against all the odds. Since getting established in permanent premises in April 2013 we’ve groped our way along, managing to pay the rent on a building and all the associated costs of maintaining an […]

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Last minute … end of year …

Just back from replacing both a lamp-holder and lamp in Go-Go. I had already replaced the lamp a couple of times thinking that it perhaps overheated, however having moved and re-positioned the lamp-holder and it still burning out a bulb […]

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Quick trip to the studio before Christmas…

I finally got back in the studio today after about 6 weeks! It looked very neat and tidy in there but luckily not so tidy that it was intimidating … … and I’d left a piece to finish off, which a […]

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A new order of glitter arrived

There are times when there is so much going on that it is tricky to maintain any kind of distance – this is one of those time. It is great that so many things are happening but I am aware […]

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Talking studios over lunch

On Tuesday I met Klas for lunch to discuss a possible studio that he has found. We met at the vegetarian, organic, local produce cafe here in town – I was surprised and pleased to meet some people from the […]

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Early Days

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Early days… Today is 15th August. I’ve had two weeks in my new space and I’m still fannying about. I’m still thinking that it would be better if the bookcase was six inches to the […]

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Time and Space

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’m in then. New studio at last. (I won’t go into the details of how here, that’s in the bursary blog ) Sarah handed me the keys and in that small, mundane gesture lay the truth. […]

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August in the studio

A few pics of some reworked monoprints, which felt a bit thin! The dots are my finger prints…. No title as yet. August is going to be about being in the studio

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Poets and Peace

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’ve come late to the love of poetry, so I don’t know some of the things I should perhaps. I had a grammar school education which I tried to ignore as best I could. Even […]

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Secrets and Success

Well, you know how it is? Sometimes, you have to keep things secret until they are all signed and sealed, in case they all go horridy wrong, as a small girl once said… Dan and I spent much time looking […]

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Purring Among the Shards

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The plate spinning was a useful metaphor. What I’m finding interesting is the smashed plate and how I end up seeing it…. And how others see it… “Oh you must be terribly disappointed? No Jerwood […]

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Sanctuary

I got ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith for my birthday and I started to read it on the train this week. I also used my birthday book tokens to get a big fat coffee table monster called ‘Sanctuary: British artists […]

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Under Construction

The making of the show is well and truly under way; however there are some hurdles that are causing problems. I’ve been spending quality and intimate time with the work in a solitude space as I feel that this is […]

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Stuck

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I have my own little in/out struggle going on. How to make another leap of faith, when the obstacles are mainly within myself? I’m kind of stuck. Because I presently have no studio my work […]

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Good developments

At the end of last week’s ‘cultural policy’ meeting I was introduced to Enköping’s new Cultural Development Worker – Klas.  He is also an artist, and is also looking for a studio!  We had a quick chat about how important […]

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Playing the Fiddle While Rome Burns

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’m sat at the table with (most of) the contents of the studio still piled behind me in boxes, but with a slow seepage… now and then I shout “Where are my heavy pinking […]

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“Do You Ever Get Bored Of Drawing Plants?”

I’ve been pondering a question somebody asked a little while ago that has appeared back in to my thoughts, “Do you ever get bored of drawing plants?”. I’m not sure why I’ve started thinking about this now, but maybe it’s […]

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Studio Work That’s Up At The Moment

Hese are some photos of work that is up in my studio space at the moment. I have taken down A Lot of the books and replaced them with abstract paintings and ink prints. the ink prints are of letter […]

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Studio

Recently some new studio’s have opened up at an old ceramics factory site within Stoke-on-Trent, which is great for building up the cities artist community that is currently expanding (exciting!). I am very happy with the studio I have now, […]

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Sculpture Studio

After talking to Jane in the studio I feel like I needed to reevaluate the way I display my work. I feel like I am becoming far to precious with my work which is a miss representation of what the […]

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