Residency, Video

How to Make a Book- Using Polystyrene and a Printer

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been preparing for the production of “The House They Grew Up In”. The set for this show is made up of a hoarder’s house which means lots of work for the props team.   The thing about prop making that some people don’t seem to realise is that… Read More How to Make a Book- Using Polystyrene and a Printer

Studio

7 Things That Motivate Me

There are always days when you need that extra push of motivation to get you to the studio and get you mind in the right place to work and get those creative juices flowing. Here’s a list of 10 things that motivate me. 1. COFFEE!! I know its sad and cliche that a student need… Read More 7 Things That Motivate Me

Residency, Video

Russian Jewish wedding…

Today we were challenged with making a selection of Russian Jewish wedding food (from the 1900s) for a scene in “Fiddler on the Roof” where the actors have to throw at each other. This meant that I got to use a new material called flex-foam – this is two chemicals that when they are poured… Read More Russian Jewish wedding…

Studio

Empty chairs at Empty tables…….

Due to the third year BA’s upcoming degree show, we have had to clear our studios out for five weeks. Which Is very strange to know that I won’t have a place to solely work on my sculptures, but its even weirder to see a place that has been full with fabric, wood, paper, paint… Read More Empty chairs at Empty tables…….

Residency

Second week with the theatre

A shorter day at the theatre today due to a couple of lectures at uni this week, but interesting as always. Today the task at hand was twenty milk bottles that needed to look like they had milk in them for the kids in Forty Years On to pretend to drink. This involved diluting paint,… Read More Second week with the theatre

Studio, Video

Playing with Ink

Hi Everyone,  Two weeks ago I gave myself a challenge to fill one whole sketchbook just with ink drawings! It did n’t matter how long each one took me it could be anything from 10 seconds onwards and I’m glad to say that this week I completed the sketchbook! I started this to get me… Read More Playing with Ink

Studio, Video

Ink drawing in the studio- speed video

I have been experimenting with large scale ink drawing for the past couple of months. Just allowing myself to react instinctively to the paper (4m x 1.5m), really enjoying this process currently.  I’ve been using thick watercolour paper and Japanese calligraphy ink. I love that this ink keeps its deep black colour, even after its… Read More Ink drawing in the studio- speed video

Studio, Writing

Essay writing and drawing -This week in the studio –

This week has been a busy within the studio, as you can see from the below picture essay writing and sketchbook work have been colliding this week. Causing my desk to become an absolute mess. Lesson learned you must always keep the two separate. Drawing in the studio, writing stays at home.   But I have… Read More Essay writing and drawing -This week in the studio –

Studio, Video

Performance- Is it part of my work?

Performance. When ever someone mention performance art. We instantly have this idea of a strange person, doing strange things that, frankly, most people have difficulty understanding. Or is it much more simpler then that? Is an artist doing what they normal do in the studio in itself a performance? When I make a a sculpture… Read More Performance- Is it part of my work?

Studio, Writing

Artistic struggles – How I dealt with it

I have been struggling in the past couple of months to make work that I like. I  struggled with my subject matter;and struggling with the materials that I’m using. This is the first time this has happened to me within my academic career; previously I would make something. Although I didn’t like it, it showed… Read More Artistic struggles – How I dealt with it