These are the pots I fired last year in a metal dustbin packed with sawdust with additions of seaweed, salt, copper and iron oxide....see August 31st 2017 post.
The exhibition currently on display at the Bucks County Museum will be exhibited at Blickling Hall, Norfolk as part of the "Trust in Art" artist in residence and performance and installation work.
Books: Nil Admirari: Kate Crossley, To Slay a Dragon: Melissa Orrom Swan, Geisha World: Barbara Pearman & Poor Yorick: Pamela Wood.
An exhibition of recycled and transformed books by Sparksartists and friends
'The Tempest' Jan Ruddock, 'Catastrophe is a Nuptial' Pat Rozental, 'Circular Debate' Jayne Wilton, 'Loves Labours Lost' Frankie White, 'Water life of Britain' Barbara Pearman & 'Observer Series - Insects' Heather Hunter.
Diaries, Journals & Recording at Thame Museum with Sparksartists
Esquinza Barranco (detail) - Fuertaventura 2017
Sparksartists showing varied responses to TIME initially through recorded LINES
Work by Jo Abella & Heather Hunter
I've had a lot of fun experimenting with smoke firing pots in a dustbin. The Wingrave Art Club took part in making and burnishing the thumb pots.The dustbin was packed with sawdust and the pots were partially wrapped in foil with maize husks, seaweed and salt. We also added copper and iron oxide.
Tony Ashton and I ran a two day workshop at Vinesend Farmhouse, Cradley, Worcs. Day 1 - black and white emulsion painting (stream of consciousness / abstraction). Day 2 - working from the landscape or interior of Vinesend.
Based in the Cowshed and working in the landscape and house at this beautiful location!
Learning to throw with Charlie Butters
Sue-Jane talks about the artwork in The Barn
This has become a tradition - Tony's bonfire is always a huge structure and lit at Midsummer. This year we clad it with the cardboard set of London, which I had made for Dick Whittington as it is 350 years since the Great Fire of London.
Making textures by pressing things found at Sunneyhill Closes, such as old rusty nails and tools, wood bark, leaves, grasses etc and making into all sorts of things such as cane toppers or cylindar pots. Next Wednesday we will try burnishing things ready for a smoke firing.
Making thumb pots with impressed textures in the barn....
A great start to Open Studios. On Sunday we had beautiful music from singers and the recorder group from the Queens Park Centre, Aylesbury.