2 May 2018

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Since the final exhibition at Hartlepool art gallery, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on some new work for the New Craftsmen gallery in London. Creating ceramic mugs, ornaments and plates inspired by Victorian markets. A lot of the work focuses on characters travelling to and from the market, pulling along their carts of goods to sell, ladies carrying baskets of fresh flowers, and gentlemen strolling in their top hats. Alongside some of the ceramics are rough/quick brush and ink paintings which aren’t something I’d often show, but gives the work some context and a story of where certain ideas have come from.
 


There’s been quite a few accidents in the kiln recently! which has slowed everything down as well as getting extremely excited/distracted by an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. I’m keen to find new sources of inspiration, and ideas for new shapes in order to develop a range of vases, I want to experiment with going bigger in the work that I’m making and move away from shapes...

16 Jan 2018

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Last Saturday saw the second instalment of the Latest Edition exhibition at Palace Arts, Redcar. After a surprisingly trouble-free install we were ready for the preview on what was a rather cloudy grey Redcar day, nevertheless Palace Arts was a warm, welcoming hub from the cold outside. The space immediately welcomed visitors from a walk along the sea front, and we were pleased to see many local residents, friends and family who’d turned up to see the exhibition.


The space at Palace Arts is very different to the Pavilion space we’d used back in September at the Festival of Thrift. Palace Arts, although a lot smaller and compact fit, the work perfectly, the white walls resembling more of a white cube gallery enabled each artist’s work to stand out, whilst also working as a group. The artist’s films aren’t hidden away in a screening room this time but feature in the space amongst the work, these details and changes to space can really make the viewer see the work in a different light eac...

17 Aug 2017

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Our second Latest Edition meeting was held at the Festival of Thrift Site in Kirkleatham.

After a coffee and half a packet of Jaffa Cakes we soon got down to some serious work, each of us in turn gave a small presentation on our proposed art works and how we’d display the work in the Pavilion space. Discussing the project as a group really helped open up a dialogue as to how our work would show not only as individual installations but how it would come together in the space as a group exhibition.
 

 
The proposals behind the work of each artist are incredibly exciting and varied, not just in materials and process but the ideas and inspiration found relating to the site and surrounding area.

Becki Harper has been researching Bee colonies and has taken inspiration from the Dorman Museums collection of Victorian Bee cabinets as well as researching the array of waggle dances bee’s use to communicate to one another.

Nick Kennedy has been researching Modernist architecture in the area and has be...

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