22 December 2014

New ceramic artworks in the making

(Two works new works, finished constructing 21/12/14)

(Two works new works, finished constructing 21/12/14)

(All current pieces working on) 

Yesterday I finished constructing two new ceramic artworks to add to the others that are also in the making.

The plan now is to get everything fired and apply the color and glaze.

13 December 2014

Ideas transforming into reality

Today I have been continuing to construct my two latest artworks. I thought I would include an image of my drawings next to one of the pieces I am working on to show part of the idea process. 

The drawings are slightly different from the piece being created, I like to use them more as a reference rather than a set idea I must follow. Drawing helps me to think about ways of constructing the forms and colour application. 

I also find throughout the making process I will be constantly drawing different stages of the outcome. This helps me to analyse the situation as the overall form will be constantly changing.

6 December 2014

New artworks in progress

Today I have been busy throwing cone shapes on the wheel. I thought I would try a different shape as previously I had been focused on throwing cylinders.

The plan next will be to wait until they are firm so I can cut out the bases, from there I can start deconstructing and reconstructing them all to form sculptural artworks. 

4 December 2014

Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol

(The 100 year old toilet roll? Like some kind of ancient scroll)

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the Edwardian Cloakroom, a disused toilet space in Clifton, Bristol. Bristol council now uses this space to host a variety of art exhibitions. See their website for more information at... https://bristolcitycouncilcreativespace.wordpress.com/the-edwardian-cloakroom-2/

As unattractive as it may sound it turns out this building is really oozing with personality and character. The building is made up of two sections, a men's and ladies room. From the outside the building looks quite big but its only till you step inside each room you realise how small it is. The building retains a lot of its original qualities from when it was fully functional but what really caught my eye was the buildings interior space and way the light and ambience of these two rooms interacted with its architectural features. Features include the black and white checkered floor, windows and the wall tiles.