Saturday, 22 September 2012

EXHIBITION - Soundings P.V.

Soundings P.V.
Soundings - My Singing Eyeball.
Soundings P.V.

A couple of pics from the Private View for SOUNDINGS at Crescent Arts last night. A group exhibition presenting a series of recordings and audio works. My contribution incorporated my ceramics & my singing, this is definitely an area I would like to explore further in the future... ceramic is such a good resonator, I imagine a choir of singing vessels with various vocal parts & specifically designed forms to enhance the resonance of the voice. Seems fortuitous then my decision to join a choir starting on Monday!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

PRESS - Scarborough News, heritage open days

The charmology head currently on show in the Fears, Foes & Faeries exhibition at the art gallery featured in last weeks Scarborough News... I love the composition of this photograph!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

AIM & CLICK - At the end of my street

Scarborough South Bay Beach.

Summer's almost over... the sun seeking tourists will soon deminish to be replaced by the 'Turkey & Tinsel brigade'. I sometimes take the sea for granted and forget that people travel miles to come to the beach. I enjoy seeing the beach sculptures of everyday folk, there's something timeless about sandcastles although the tide washes them away every day.... wish I had been out photographing more sculptures over the summer.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

EXHIBITION - Fears, Foes & Faeries

Commissioned Charmology Head - Scarborough Art Gallery.

The Charmacy - Scarborough Art Gallery.

Wall text.

Some Photos of the commissioned Charmology Head in the Fears, Foes & Faeries exhibition currently running at Scarborough Art Gallery. There's only a couple of weeks left of this exhibition so hurry along to see the pink mustachioed charmer of a man in real life (he looks better in real life!). The exhibition finishes on the 30th September.... then this charming man is probably destined for a life hidden deep in the depths of Woodend in the Scarborough Museum Trusts stores.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

THE FAMILY - Inheritance, the family ceramics

Been spending a couple of days this week with my sisters trying to sort out some space in our storage area of potential inheritance. We seem to have a rather large collection of delightful Royal Doulton Ceramics... although maybe not the type most would imagine! One of the parents many business ventures was a builders merchants in the 1970's... this lasted a few years (until the business partner ran off with all the money), we were left with all the stock which we seem to have lovingly never parted with since! There were some fab colours in 1970's bathroom ware (maybe not the avocado however)... I love these pedestals although my sisters nearly killed me when I piped up that I would like to keep them to use in some sort of installation someday...

1970's sink pedestals.

Small section of sinks.

Small section of the 1970's cisterns & Pans.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

WORKSHOP - Busy Students

A busy studio with both people & stuff!

It's great to see the studio busy with activity & creativity. Lots of lovely things made on this day... all drying out & waiting to be fired, then returned to enthusiastic students.