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Lifedrawing – 19 March 2015

Pulled out some conte pastels and worked on A3 cartridge. It was nice to draw after painting for so long, and with such a soft medium. First session of the year, I should have gone out to some other groups … Continue reading

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Basically-“yearly”-at-this-point Daily Quote #62

“We have referred above to the debate over whether the interpretation of artworks requires an inquiry into the maker’s intentions. This debate, which centered, naturally enough, on the case of literature, has witnessed confident assertions to the effect that this … Continue reading

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Sculpture: Fault (Brickwork #4)

Brickwork Series: Brickwork #1 – Brickwork #2 – Brickwork #3 – Brickwork #4 I submitted this fairly rambling and defensive piece as an essay immediately before preparing my final. I’ve been trying to write up a “post-mortem” of my sculptures … Continue reading

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Thoughts on art today, and what kind of art I should make.

Earlier in the year we were encouraged to write a brief “artist’s statement” that encapsulated what we wanted out of our practice. Here’s my attempt. When I try to grasp at what I want to achieve in art, I often … Continue reading

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Glazed Over…

One of the frustrating parts of working with clay is how slow the process can be, especially when you’re still learning. It has taken over three months to get to our first glost firing. Let me define that jargon for … Continue reading

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Life Drawing – 25 September 2014

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Tried something different and layered india ink over my watercolours. Gave a very “noir” feel to the images, which was fun, and matched the moody lighting we run during lots of sessions. Continued using flesh tones over greens. Getting into … Continue reading

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Paper clay – an introduction

Paper clay is a confusing term. When you google “paper clay” you often get images of and references to papier mache and similar non-ceramic media. When I talk about paper clay I mean something very specific – a ceramic firing … Continue reading

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