Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Clay eye stop motion

10 seconds of video from 10 minutes work.... took about an hour to make the video. 
Fun though!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Inner ear. ahhhh. etc...

Finding it hard to describe the pain in my ears (especially the left one)
'Eustachian tube dysfunction'

Friday, 14 September 2012

feastival at bestival

Post festival breakfast. What a picture. 

(There is a good reason I don't do photography usually.) 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Music Art

As a side project my friend charlie has given me free reign to design the artwork for some of his solo stuff. here's the start.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Weeds and Paint

Sunday was a BEAUTIFUL day, so i agreed to help two of my friends sort out their garden..
fence painting and weeding. 
Took us about 5 hours



We were very proud but VERY tired, and covered in paint. 

Monday, 2 July 2012

Basquiat 27 Club

So three pieces are finished of my new collection of nine!
above is a side view of  'Basquiat'.

see all three 'Winehouse', 'Cobain' and 'Basquiat'
in Belgrave St.Ives from 7th of july

Monday, 11 June 2012

Breeze blocks, what a breeze.

Feel like a genius, i know it's very simple, but look!

Now I can spray paint everything evenly, all I needed was some hooks, rods, and two breeze blocks!

and I can move each row and do the next lot, perfect!

I feel sad that I am so proud of this.

Fotonow's "Digital Mash Up"

Great video, met these guys on Saturday through my friend Jenny, what I thought would be a lazy saturday turned into an amazing day of drawing, learning about photography, music and a bit of dancing! I'm the one in the green jumper!!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Many Wonderful Makes

Sexy New HOMEMADE Sketchbook.

amazingly only had to buy the main white paper. So total cost only six pounds! (excluding labour). Already had this Crazy fabric and cardboard, thread etc...
The inside covers back and front made from an old battered Andy Warhol poster.
bit wrinkly because we used PVA instead of wallpaper paste.

Here's a sneak peek of me starting to apply the decals to a Kurt Cobain vessel, thought I'd lay them out neatly first, makes me think I should do some framed prints too!

So when I was scavenging hardcore for the foundations of the studio, I stumbled upon a whole load of these house shaped bricks when skip diving... been wanted to mosaic one for ages and made the little terracotta tiles to give a nice brick effect. still not sure if they have a use.... paperweight?

Also made Jam and chutney today (lots of rhubarb needed picking in the allotment) I think I most enjoy making the labels...I think the reason I got so much done today is I got up at 6am, and was active till about 9pm. i think I'll sleep well tonight!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Bent Steel and Jelly Beans

Very happy and productive today, Bisque firing on with my Mexican tree of life inside.

So here's Kurt Cobain in steel. got bending today.
Shadow here shows you what it will look like when painted black.

Here's the urn/jar/vase (anything but 'pot'), looks a bit light here, but it's green mottled all over,
because of the copper carbonate sprayed over the glaze.

Test in pink of the paint, nice and even, also separately sprayed concrete underneath,
looks like nougat!

here's a face pot i made a while ago, bit squashed, but perfect home for my new
'jelly bean plant' (Sedum rubrotinctum)
it will go more red in the sun :)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Decal matter

not a pretty picture really, the state of my desk and floor, it's taken three days to cut out all these decal transfers.

Good news is... tomorrow i'll get glazing (mayb monday... day of rest and all that) and soon i'll be another step closer to my brand spanking new work being finished!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Sorry John Henry, I got a machine to do it.

Got the steel cut! Took about month to get the drawings right and lots of £££££ but now I have something to work with, very happy with the result, can't wait to get bending and painting.

For my new body of work on the 27 club.

Sad stories, but all left behind beautiful art/music.

Here is one of my recent glaze tests,
what the words really mean is a mystery.. I need to make better notes.

This is some glaze with red food dye added, very red, soaked right through, but then after firing, there was nothing left, Bingo! now when I glaze I can see where I've been.


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Find comfort in Fimo

With NINE A3 sheets of complicated decals to cut out,
I thought I'd have another think about the tool I'm using.

Fimo For Function

Mmm, Comfy

My index finger already hates me after knitting that dinosaur in 3 days.

Look after your hands!

Spag Bol

Great stop motion by Pes.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Last official buddy chat

Over the last few months I have had 15 hours with the lovely Claire Loder through the hothouse buddy scheme. It's been more than a little bit useful, she's very inspiring and insightful.

Glad to wear glasses

The last 90 minutes went very fast, lots of talk of temporary tattoos, mosaics and metal.

Some of the bits and pieces I've made with an eye to mosaic them soon.

Sad that's it's over, but we both promised to keep in touch.

Seventh Heron

Lovely walk in Regents park the other day
saw seven herons (atleast)

Best picture of the week maybe

see if you can spot them all.

sat on a bench with michael and started reading this book I bought in the welcome collection shop

full of so many great ideas!! i want to do them all!
-send a message in a bottle
-cook and eat a 9 course meal with friends
-write down everything that really makes you laugh

...just a few!!

'Brains' at the welcome collection was great by the way, make sure you try and see it.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

Studio snapshot(s)

Another photo-joiner of the studio.. a little brighter than the last one, hurray for spring!

note the claen and tidy desk surface.. wasn't like that all day!!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Frankly Folksy Feature

So the lovely people at Folksy, and Frankly magazine have featured me as one of their artists on their 'inspired by' feature.

To get a glimpse of what goes on inside artists heads!

Here's one of my inspirations, the fascinating, Andy Warhol.

To read the whole feature CLICK HERE

Jumping on the letterpress bandwagon

Today I made myself a sort of hallmark style stamp for my work, I've been initialling the base of each piece for a while now, but I really wanted something a bit more dainty.

and boy is it dainty!

In my grubby mits

Also tried out making some more basic mosaic tiles, getting impatient, as always..
I used the hot air gun, creating a film of drier clay above the wet clay.
The drag lines are very effective I think!

Reminds me of this style of icing!
Clay inspired by biscuits.