Society of Designer Craftsmen: Licentiate Awards 2015

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John Weiss came to assess my work at New Designers and they have sent me his assessment of my work and an invite to show in London next year. So that’s exciting and something to work towards:-

“With a well-developed exploration of casting techniques, the applicant shows a mature combination of creativity and technical resources, promising a good future as a designer maker, with an imaginative approach to serendipitous artefacts of her processes. In the light of existing and likely achievements, should soon be in a position appropriate to full membership of the Society.

Recommended to exhibit at the Mall Galleries Exhibition in 2016

Assessors Name John Weiss”

The pic is of a sound piece work in progress

Pittenweem Arts Festival Day 1

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I said goodbye to this wee bronze dish, patinated with sea water today. It’s off to a new home in Bothwell.bronzebowlsswi_enos

It’s going with my latest bronze bowl, which was cast in beachsand and finished at my Scottish Sculpture workshop residency.

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Several people bought pewter shells for Nepal Disasters Committee https://www.paypal-donations.co.uk/pp-charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=76070

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Thank-you. I have a few of these left.

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One of these wee mixed metal bowls is away too.

Lots of people popped into my garage venue – you should see it it’s like an art gallery all white and tidy – it’s worth a visit just to see how garages could be. It was great to talk to summer visitors, artists, engineers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, young people, even a few well behaved dogs. I’ll be there again today – maybe see you.

Week 10

Plenty of time in the workshop this week, mid term assessment on Thursday so self directed on 3 days. Teena showed us forging, I think we were too heavy handed, but it’s basically what I’ve been doing with fold forming. Tried fold forming aluminium (looks like pie trays) and made more wee houses with different materials. Experimented with soldering close to porcelain and I think it works if you heat the porcelain evenly as you go.Image