A Silversmith comes to visit….

1 Apr

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Mary Ann Simmons came to visit us today, an accomplished and gifted Silversmith…very warm, accessible and generous with her advice and insights, it was a real pleasure to spend time with her.  Mary Ann is a Liveryman of the Goldsmith’s Company, Teacher, and inspirational Silversmith, it was a delight to spend the day with her and she kindly gave me a very useful tutorial after her talk.  I’m inspired!

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Sleeping Furiously

10 Mar

  Today we watched a film by director, Gideon Koppel, son of the artist Heinz Koppel, about the area of North Wales he grew up in, called “Sleep Furiously”.  The film was so painterly and engaging, so profound and yet quirky, it really sent the sense of place straight to my heart, and inspired me to do more and different work (When I finish everything I need to for my exhibition, that is).  More to follow about this remarkable piece.

 

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Work in progress for May exhibition

2 Mar

Work in progress for May exhibition

Approx 6″x4″ enamel painted on copper.

Happy New Year!

14 Feb

1012554_10152150964334764_8674422_nInspiration strikes in strange ways, this time, it was during dreamtime, and I was riding a giant wave.  I’ve never surfed but if it’s a gazillionth as incredible as my dream, hell, I’m out there….just as soon as the weather warms up!  So, big waves, jade greens, icy blues, foaming whites, deepest indigo, drift wood, old tyres, doll’s arms…..all very inspiring and that dream has started me on my new year project.  This term, or semester as they insist on calling it, we are told told develop our own brief, so, the sea it is!  I’ve been looking at work by Brendan Stuart Burns, Helen Carnac and Elizabeth Turrell for inspiration, making test tiles in my studio at home, pinning a mood board, and digging out dozens of big wave images from the net.  Hell, I’ve even been reading poetry about the sea …girl’s keen this time around!

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2 Mar

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