Ceramics (Raku)

Ceramics (Raku)
"Moonlight Dance of the Crows"

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Nuclear Fusion - If Only

Ingredients from the art cupboard that have sat there since a good friend and mentor said "Beware the metallic" - now, just the right thing.

These show the "not being beaten" spirit again as they started as acrylic "monoprints" and ended up with "extreme" hand finishing.

For the Love of Space

I collect images in my mind. I LOVE satellite imagery of our planet's surface.

The Ural Mountains from several miles up. MAJESTIC!

(or is it the glaze in the bowl of a ceramic lanscape form?)

The Sound of a Coin Tumbling Towards the Void.

At some point in life you have to recognise what makes sense. For some time I've been aware of tributaries of water flowing through broken landscape, searching eachother out to join and make sense collectively. Recurring images, light, landscape, water - the elements of Earth.

Looking at the back catalogue of work as pebbles strewn on a beach - elements are starting to accrete like the influences of gravity over time.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Exploring Printmaking

Sometimes the simplest of concepts, (in this case monoprinting from a "painted" plate), can be affected by the smallest of technical hitches.

Ink consistency! --- now my tube inks are better mixed the higher viscosity is proving much more manageable and control of the creative process is now possible!
Over two evenings I have been absorbed with first of all "generic" Dartmoor landscapes, and subsequently working from site specific reference.

The resulting images are more "impressionist"? and atmospheric than my painted works, but are most definitely connected to the way I approach ceramics where I am searching for simplicity of imagery in a loose style.