Tag Archives: handmade

‘après Mira’

‘Après Mira’ mixed media collage 2013. I made this piece after visiting the Mira Schendel exhibition at the Tate modern. I layered old dress making patterns, adding handwritten and dry transfer text in between the transparent collage layers. Advertisements

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new painting

Really pleased with a new painting I’ve been working on, mixing rivot imagery with dress pattern collage. My painting experiments serve as studies for surface and patterning on my ceramic pieces.

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colour and collage

I am also reworking some previous pieces by collaging sections of dress pattern and snippets of text and also adding more slivers of colour.

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first layer colours

stage 2 after firing the base colour to fix it, I paint the first layer of coloured stripes by masking and painting freehand. I work on lots of pieces at once jumping from one to the next to mix and … Continue reading

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getting started

stage 1 is to apply a thin layer of underglaze colour all over bisque ware surface, starting with a thin wash then buffing back to reveal the texture and details.

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recent work

earthenware ceramics with collage dress patterns, thread and wire.

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computer manipulated photo

by layering two photos I can explore and evolve new ideas for surface decoration and colours.

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