25 September 2019

Creating an artist book


How do you go about creating an artist book? Many questions and not many questions answered. It is my first time doing this and I have a lot to learn. Luckily there is the internet, Youtube and Podcasts and Dan Lok for self leaning. Hoping to get this dune ready for my solo exhibition Crossing Space at HOURS (1st 21st of November 2019) in Bristol, UK.


I am very grateful for Dan Lok's marketing advice. If you would like to know more about Dan Lok feel free to see his Youtube Chanel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs_6DXZROU29pLvgQdCx4Ww

20 September 2019

2019 Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary 15th August-6th September. Kapolna Gallery Exhibition 5th to the 17th of September 2019

 Artists works exhibitied at the Kapolna Gallery

Tamara van San. Belgium. Red serpent

Simcha Even-Chen. Israel. Folding in Motion 1

Rejka Erika. Hungary. Atmenet

 
Martin Harman. UK

Nema Julia. Hungary. A4

Strohner Marton. Hungary. Collection P. Raw Celadon

Polyak Janos. Hungary. Tajkep I-III. 

Husz Agnes. Hungary./Japan. Harvest I. 

Monori Anita. Hungary. 

Margeaux Claude. USA. Cup

Artists who participated in the residency

Wen-Hsi Harman. UK

Beatrijs van Rheeden. Netherlands.

Chloe Dowds. Ireland

Video taken form the Kapolna Gallery Exhibition 5th to the 17th of September 2019

10 September 2019

2019 Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary 15th August-6th September. Kapolna Gallery Exhibition 5th to the 17th of September 2019

Ceramic sculptures: (Stone effect) the artwork on the left. 3/9/19, H31 x W29 x L26, stoneware, slips, wax, fired once to 1230c. 

(The flies eggs) the artwork on the right displayed on the wall. 3/9/19, H10 x W24 x L24. Stoneware, slips, wax, fired once to 1230c.





The beginning of an end! 

It's very nice seeing the exhibition come together after all of the hard work. It's interesting to see how the sculptures interact with the space they are in. Originally I made three ceramic sculptures and from this the organisers selected two pieces. I am happy that the organisers decided to display my spherical sculpture as I was not sure they would select this but it is good to see that they did and their decision to display it on the wall. 

As I only had a short time to create my work, I did not think I would have the time to create three sculptures. I focused all of my attention in the beginning of the symposium on making two sculptures. I wanted to create something complete to the best of my ability. However when I finished making two sculptures I realised I had the time to create a third one seen on the wall. I decided I would not be so meticulously strict with its creation. Therefore I was more experimental as I was safe in knowing that I already had two finished sculptures.

Thank you to the organisers at International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary for organising the symposium, for inviting me and putting on an immersive thought provoking exhibition.

4 September 2019

2019 Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary 15th August-6th September. Finished results.

Wax on. 3/9/19, H21 x W29 x L26. Stoneware, slips, wax, fired once to 1230c.






Stone effect. 3/9/19, H31 x W29 x L26. Stoneware, slips, wax, fired once to 1230c.







The flies eggs. 3/9/19, H10 x W24 x L24. Stoneware, slips, wax, fired once to 1230c.




Three ceramic sculptures finished.

Before I started this symposium my intention was to challenge myself by being more experemental by creating new forms which then led onto looking at a diffierent approach to applying colour. I realised that looking back at other symposiums and residencies I have taken part in, it has always put me in the position were I am takern out of my comfot-zone. I have to embrace being comfatable with not being comftable. I have to adapt to the new enviroment, new matearls that I have not used before, and usually a short time shedual. It can be intense as expectations are always high to achieve the best results, and with this symposium an exhibition of the final outcomes is required so that puts some more presure on.

The results produced at this symposium have provided me with a lot to think about. The is a subtle quietness and simplicity to these sculptures, the clay and materials seem to reveal themselves in a natural way. As they are unglazed the eye seems to be drawn to the simplicity of the form. The colour seems to enhance the way the form is seen, braking up the forms in a way that is on the surface. The colour is like some kind of packaging to the forms, providing another way to examine the shape and space. 

Looking at this new body of work has got me thinking about new explorations of forms and colour that I could consider for future works.