Week 20

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porcelain and brass

Week 20 – wow. We had two workshops this week – polishing and brooch backs, both of which are really useful, but don’t provide much in the way of visuals. I did some beach collecting, especially mussels (which also drill) I’ll upload some pics of the aluminium piece, the beach collecting and a broken ceramic piece.

double dyed aluminium

double dyed aluminium

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Week 19

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flocked copper finger print ducks on felt

porcelain and brass piece
porcelain and brass piece 

smoked fish saved from the oak ash
smoked fish saved from the oak ash

washing elm ash for glaze

washing elm ash for glaze

 

I started investigating making glaze from wood ash – Have prepared elm ash from the fire and am washing oak ash from the fishmongers.

I sorted out the mood board for the Identity project, a collection of drawings and artists’ source book.

I went to the Wendy Ramshaw exhibition  at the Dovecot. I like the gate designs, the interesting use of materials and enjoyable fairy tale pieces.

Did a bit of aluminium dyeing and went to life class.

I had an inspiring phone call with Alistair MacCallum on mokume game. He was really helpful.

Week 17

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islamic style binding

More book binding – at DCA this time so have three further bindings and ideas for a couple of others. Felting and Flocking at DoJ, some very tedious preparation of a steel plate and fun with a diamond drill bit to pierce pau shell. Some more machine embroidery and beading and a couple of days in ceramics making some porcelain pieces.

machine embroidery and garnet beads

machine embroidery and garnet beads

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japanese style binding

palm leaf style binding

palm leaf style binding