Exploring and telling stories. Celebrating colour, pattern, light and the beauty of the small.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 19, 2018 at 7:35 PM|
This is the work of Tiggy Fiander at Future Primitive Soap Company. She creates handmade soaps and products with enchanting scent blends and weaves wonderful narratives around them. Having watched her tutorials on youtube and relished her work in every way it was a treat to drop into her Evesham workshop last week.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM|
I liked the grey one best.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM|
I know we have the sea and shouldn't be greedy - but I miss this sort of thing. A couple of inspiring days in The Cotswolds.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 11, 2018 at 2:50 PM|
I often compare this process to trying to keep honey on a knife or spoon.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 11, 2018 at 12:50 PM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 7, 2018 at 2:35 PM|
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|Posted by cmgaylard on February 27, 2018 at 9:40 AM|
The wonderful lichen on this gravestone in Great Glemham churchyard caught my eye, it's right in the zone of ochre to eau de nil that I'm caught up in at the moment.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 20, 2018 at 6:35 PM|
Last December I met silversmith Gabriella Lane at Blackthorpe Barn, I was fascinated by her craftsmanship and distinctive personal style. So I was delighted to find that she used one of my vessels in on of her commissions. Amongst other things she creates remarkable boxes of artefacts that have been designed to capture the recipient's life & interests. http://gabriellalane.com/commissi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 18, 2018 at 6:35 PM|
Friend and talented printmaker/teacher Annette Rolston ran her second 'Print in Action' day at Designer Markers 21 in Diss last weekend, taster print sessions and an exhibition of print across the road at the Corn Hall. We were able to do drypoint and linocut with experienced printmakers Mario Gonzales and Zelda Eady. Our youngest enjoyed the fact we worked with 'Mario' and 'Zelda' from a Nintendo POV....Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM|
We went to see The Russia Season in Norwich on its last day -I found thereRead Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM|
Over the creative block and at the happy stage where I don't want to put the tools down.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 1, 2018 at 6:55 PM|
Some of the artist/makers exhibiting at 'A Winter's Exhibition' Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM|
It's early days but we are making plans - The Quay Gallery at Snape Maltings, May 3rd-9th 2018; 'Glass, Print and Ceramics'.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 26, 2018 at 12:45 PM|
These really take me back to the Scottish coast - there was an amber/ochre quality to the algae and the water was a cold, clear colour somewhere beautiful between green and blue.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 25, 2018 at 1:45 PM|
After a week working with of bright colours I find I have unfinished business with inspiration, images and sketching found objects from the northern Scottish coast of last summer for my 'Selkie' glass.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 22, 2018 at 1:55 PM|
Getting back to the drawing board and torch after the heightener of a 'New Year' seems a solid example of 'Boundary Effect' - a name given to the forgetfulness that occurs when crossing a threshold. The most effective response seems to be to experiment and play, making a certain sacrifice of time and materials. So it's buttons for now.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 14, 2018 at 11:55 AM|
It's not a colour that speaks to me very often, but I do enjoy these.