Category Archives: Housekeeping

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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Trying to clear my thoughts about “Logocentricism”

When thinking about the horrors of this course, or when someone asks me why I don’t think “logocentricism” is a bad thing, I have this analogy that flicks through my mind. It’s never quite crystallised. It has problems that I … Continue reading

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

I’ve caught a nasty, long cold that has swept through our school’s art studio. It’s almost flu-like, although thankfully no fevers and chills for me. So I’m just going to share a beautiful version of The Battle Hymn of the … Continue reading

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Independent Project Outline – Draft

I’ve been procrastinating on this for a while now, running round at the Newtown Festival, cooking udon, moving things to the studio. Pretty much everything except this. So I’m piecing together a draft tonight, before falling asleep. Intent: In one … Continue reading

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A slight intermission in that Thoughts on Theory series.

I asked some philosophers I knew to keep an eye on me as I wrote those three posts about idealism. So far I’ve made two mistakes, and I need to look at how to correct them as I go along. … Continue reading

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Back to School Soon…

The first exhibition I’ve ever had adult work in is now underway at Matchbox Gallery on Cuba Street, Wellington. It wasn’t very planned, a sort of sudden haphazard thing, a curator friend contacted some artists including myself (am I an … Continue reading

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Wait? What is this blog about again?

I started Oily Mud as a blog about the intersection between art and science, but it is clear, after first whittling the postings down into quotes, then not posting at all for a month, that the scope – though interesting … Continue reading

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