A Big Thankyou

I just wanted to write a quick blog post to say a big thank-you to everyone who came along to my graduation show Private View, and also to all those who have supported me through-out this degree. It… Read More

Constructing The Big Sculpture!

This week has been super hectic! And very stressful! It may seem from reading my blogs, that I am quite a laid back maker or that I do not get stressed out about deadlines, but trust me, I… Read More

Successful Bronzes

The wait is over! This week, I successfully finished my bronze castings and I can now share the results with you! The spruing was quite a challenge, and I’m still not looking forward to cutting them off next… Read More

The Latest Model

This week I have been working on my latest model that I plan to cast in the foundry. I am using a technique that I began to explore last year; which involves composing individual pieces of bark onto a cardboard… Read More

CRAFT-ed

For Thursday and Friday this week, my University (University for the Creative Arts) held a symposium and design project at Farnham Maltings for the School of Craft and Design, which includes over 300 students. The Thursday held a… Read More

Playing In The Waxroom

“It’s time to go big!” This week, I spent my time spruing up some larger pieces of bark (roughly 1ft in height) in our foundry waxroom at University! It has been so exciting to make a start on… Read More

Inspiring Views

This week, we had a brilliant visiting lecture organised by the Surrey Hills Arts to talk about their recent project; Inspiring Views, which includes work from five artists, a poet and a sound artist, responding to five breathtaking viewpoints… Read More

Resurfacing Bookworm

I returned back to University this week! I feel quite nervous about progressing into my final year, but I’m also very excited to start taking my practical work to the next level. To kick-start my creative juices, I… Read More

Take A Little, Make A Lot

Before I head back to University, I thought it would be a good idea to spend a day collecting up lots of bark from different locations in the New Forest to bring back with me to the workshops…. Read More

Summer Travels

For the last month, I have been travelling across Hungary, Austria and Switzerland. This was a trip that I decided to encounter on my own, for a chance to discover new cultures and cities and travel between them… Read More

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

For my last contextual research essay at University, I investigated into the degree in which craft practice may embody an alternative lifestyle. Some authors work that I cited for this essay included David Boyle, Peter Dormer, Christopher Frayling, Paul… Read More

Space and Context

Lately, I have been considering the importance of the context of my work and how it can change the meanings, perception and aesthetics of my pieces. I have been torn between the benefits of both a gallery or… Read More