April 1, 2014
Its April and I forgot about March altogeher!!!! Im back in the workshop (thank goodness) and am finally getting some new designs out. I needed a rest from the studio as much as I love it. Sometimes you just lose your mojo, but I think I’ve got it back. I know this is a short post, but im actually busting to go to start a new design…. Keep you posted
March 11, 2014
March 8, 2014
Sometimes it does you good to go over your old portfolios and to see where you were heading and what you did or didnt do wrong. Sometimes I have found that I had more ideas and direction when I was still developing my concepts. I still secretly admire the early days of my sellable (is that a word?) pieces and thank god I kept photos of everything otherwise I wouldnt be able to look back and think Wow!! I had good ideas then. I think also that my art has followed a decent path where I wanted to progress to, but I also think that I was more adventuress in the early days and didnt worry so much about what people would like and wouldnt like because as we all know you cant please everybody. Its good to go over old work as sometimes it can inspire you again!! As in “Oh I’d forgotten about that!” and maybe its worth relooking at as times change and so do whats pleasing to customers. My art goes back so far I have old photos in plastic folders in yearly order!!! Which can be quite fun to sit down and go through, as the rest is on the computer and isnt as much fun to find. As you can see by the photos above I used quite alot ofterracotta back then, I dont know why I stopped using it, as now I use only porcelain, but I know I like terracotta so I might have to try that look again!! Whatever the way you have your art kept it is always good to rethink it and see where you are heading….
March 4, 2014
I have been working on some jewellery ideas lately, with beach glass and wood, also maybe bringing out my long forgotten crochet skills, just playing around with some forms and found objects. I have also been working on some new boats with different shapes and mounts so we will see how they progress with the firings. Time has slipped away again and we are now in March! I have had a little rest from my workshop lately as there have been other commitments but now as the weather cools down (thank god!!!) I am determined to start seriously producing new ideas. Keep you posted….