Saturday, 22 June 2013

What's next???

It's been a strange few weeks, after three years working towards my degree show, it's all over and I'm feeling a little lost.

Next week I will be exhibiting at New Designers in London - a showcase of graduate craft work from across the country. This exhibition will mark the end of my time working with university and is the start of me entering the real world.

I'm not planning on leaving the art work behind - how could I possibly do that??? - but I'm taking some time out to get my head around being an artist, without the guidance of fellow students and tutors.

I will of course be keeping you informed on whatever I do, so watch this space... I reckon I'll be back sooner rather than later xx

Monday, 10 June 2013

i've finished!!!

Everything has been handed in and finished, and it's all gone so quickly. It's still a week until opening night but my work has been put up for grading, here is what it looks like...


Monday, 27 May 2013

There are some cushions happening

Sorry, not got much time to talk, but here are some images of cushions I've been working on - told you I was a fan of pompoms.


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Finished Drawers

Quick update on the drawers of my dresser ... Just over a week to go


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Drawers in Progress

Continuing with my dresser, I've been working on the two drawers, today I got to remove a layer of masking tape and they are finally starting to look exciting.

The white section will be filled with a pink/coral pattern and  wood will be varnished to make it darker, but I'm really happy with the graphic outcome of this section.
Close up, I love how crisp the edges are, very excited to continue working on the rest of the dresser in this style.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Too much of nothing...

I hit a wall within my work! something is not working for me and I'm quickly running out of time to resolve it. At the moment I'm workshopping every day, but part of me feels I would benefit more from less but more productive time spent there. hmmm... I think the approaching deadline is making me work without taking the time to stop and actually think about what I'm doing.

Anyway... here's what I've been up to today

This block is developed from my shell print from many weeks ago, this piece is based on a wave and features the Blackpool Tower running through the centre.
The printed block - aside from the fact that it looks a bit like a bird - I'm fairly happy with the print, however I'd like to work on this more adding more layers and colours, as I think it's not quite amazing yet (and what's the point of making something that isn't amazing?)

This is a similar piece and I'm really happy with the outcome of this one, it's only small and I love the simplicity of it, this is the first one I'd like to see mounted and framed up.
3 weeks and 3 days left

Sunday, 12 May 2013


I've finally started on one of my exhibition pieces this week. It's a reclaimed dresser that I'm reinventing by printing onto the surface.
Getting the piece to the stage where I can print onto it took a lot longer than I thought - hours of sanding , priming and painting base colours - but it's finally time for me to begin printing!

This is how my floor has been all week, there has been a lot of mixing pastel colours and stepping over drying drawers and cupboard doors.

The dresser mid process
Printing onto wood, this is my first attempt at printing onto one of the drawers, I'm really pleased with the outcome and in the flesh the colours are really vibrant and exciting.