I forgot to tell you that I've moved into Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts. I taught an amusing fusing taster on Saturday where I showed people to make fused glass snowflakes, it was fun! More in the new year, in the meantime, a fuzzy picture of things I'm working on.
Richard Wheater came into the ECA glass studio to do a neon demo, and as a recently graduated student I was lucky enough to be able to participate! It was exciting, and we got to bombard things with electricity and flame work with a ribbon burner.
I was invited to show at the New Ashgate Gallery in their Autumn Crafts Collection, so I made a few more of the black cameras, which seemed to be the most interesting to people at New Designers. It was really lovely to get back into the studio.
New Designers was overwhelming, the show was huge, and there was so much interesting so see, even though I barely spent any time away from the booth. I guess I could say more, but here's a picture.I made quite a few contacts that I hope will be useful in the future, and have been invited… Continue reading New Designers
I've making a new engraving for the perspective piece, I've done it a lot better than the last one, so far, at least, the sandblasting part.
Since Harry's been working with concrete, and I just went to the demo at Minto House, but haven't really tried it myself yet, he helped me cast a base for the perspective engraving piece today. It's snowcrete, so it will be white, made of 3 parts white stone, 2 parts play pit sand and one… Continue reading Concrete Casting with Harry
So, this is sort of coming together. It's a prototype, the acrylic frame is glued on badly, so that I can get it off later, to replace the glass with a more finished engraving. In the final show, the stand will be a cylinder of cast concrete, and the attachment between the box that holds… Continue reading Distorted Perspective Piece, Prototype
Tomorrow is my final hand-in, and I am still working on things. Like, actually still making stuff.But, you know, it started to come together, so I couldn't stop. This is something I've been trying to get to work for a long time now, and have been horribly failing at. The engraving's not done, but I've… Continue reading Last Minutes!
In looking back at this semester and the objects that I've been finishing, particularly the black and clear cameras, thinking about touchability, via Bonnie Kemske, and about Edmund De Waal's "The Hare with the Amber Eyes." I think it would be interesting to further explore Netsuke, as an influence or inspiration for the black "incalmo"… Continue reading Netsuke