Open Studios Announced: save the date, 8 and 15 September 2018

 

 

 

Happy to announce that the next Open Studios will be in September.  I have joined forces with  Herts Visual Arts, bringing together the amazing range of artists that live and work in Hertfordshire.  I will be open on 8 and 15 September 11.30am – 5pm.  New work will be on show and there is an opportunity to buy direct (works from £150).

This promises to be an inspiring month with a great depth of Hertfordshire’s artistic talent on show throughout.  Hertfordshire is a large county so there will be a lovely thick booklet to whet the appetite and to keep everybody engrossed for the whole month.  I will be listed as ‘Enterprise Arts’, and will be showing with a colleague, Hilary Kidd, who works with mixed media 2d photography and print.  See more of her work at www.hilarykidd.com.  

Register your interest by contacting me via the contact page to receive the brochure but watch social media for updates and developments:  #hertsopenstudios

Figurehead: girl

‘Figurehead: Girl’ is a piece connected with with ships figureheads and the concepts of youth, beauty, function and feminine power.

The figure emerged through the ‘making first’ technique; taking a piece of clay and making without directing thought or expectation.  Surface decoration is with a very light porcelain pink glaze that travels across the surface of the clay during firing to produce a toasted look.  The glaze is fully developed at 1260°C.  Her gaze is at the far distance.  The head is a solid piece of ceramic and sits on a brass disc, supported by a solid wax plinth which is itself supported by a copper disc.  All of these materials are connected with square riggers and ships figureheads.  

She is an expression of the youthful feminine.