• So……*Why* Is Art As Important As A Bed In Your Home

A good question is *why* is art important in your life, wether you create art or collect it? Art being a therapy is a subject close to my heart, as I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues. I do not speak of it often in a public forum; however, my wish … More • So……*Why* Is Art As Important As A Bed In Your Home

• My Guide: The ‘Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG’

My Guide: The Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG Please note:I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is giving you some of my experiences on kiln gloves I have used. Always seek professional advice and speak to the manufacturer of any products you buy to check for suitability. A useful and informative health … More • My Guide: The ‘Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG’

• Artwork Focus: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey

Artwork Review: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey It was back in 2015 when I saw my first metal clay shadow box designs. I thought they not only looked beautiful, but they presented a technical challenge to my clay skill-set. I then embarked on a slow exploration of how I might … More • Artwork Focus: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey

• Artist Inspiration: Which Living Artist Do you Admire? Maggie Hambling

This question, I feel, is like asking what my favourite film is. It is an endless list to choose from. I have to say that my love of pottery has led me to collect various examples of Carn pottery; however, my contemporary inspiration is the artist Maggie Hambling who I immensely respect. Multi-media Artist Maggie … More • Artist Inspiration: Which Living Artist Do you Admire? Maggie Hambling

• Abstract Expressionism: A Movement in Modern Art

Abstract Expressionism: A Movement In Art During the 1950’s a group of artists emerged that combined Expressionism and Abstraction into a new method or movement in art. This was known as Abstract Expressionism or the New York School. The key artists who where grouped into this movement are: Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Still, … More • Abstract Expressionism: A Movement in Modern Art

• Exhibition Focus: Global Reactive Art Exhibition 1st-27th May 2017

Global Reactive 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery 1st – 27th May 2017 “I am delighted to announce the ‘Global Reactive Art Exhibition’ to be held throughout May 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery curated by owner Marilyn Comparetto and our long-term colleague and friend Paulo Duarte Filipe.” What is Global Reactive and who is the poet Taro Aizu? … More • Exhibition Focus: Global Reactive Art Exhibition 1st-27th May 2017

• My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought & the Perfect Replacement Kiln

My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought and the Perfect Replacement Kiln It was back in 2012 that I took an exciting new step in my artistic works, by starting to create mini landscapes in metal clay. I then decided to buy a kiln; however, this was a step I did not properly research and … More • My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought & the Perfect Replacement Kiln

• Review: Testing Out ‘Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour’

Review: Testing Out ‘Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour’ I have a love of new products and when I came across Colourcraft Busho Crystal Colours. They are a high pigment powders/ granules which when mixed with water create a stunning array of colours and effects. Above: Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour They are very similar to marbelling onto … More • Review: Testing Out ‘Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour’

• Artist Interviews with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Art

Artist Interviews with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Art  Artist Interviews with Laura Elliott BA (Hons) This blog shares interviews about my work as an artist, my background, painting methods, inspirations and my journey in the arts. April 2017 – TBC March 2017 – TBC March 2016: The Palette Pages Artist Interview by curator Lisa Gray … More • Artist Interviews with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Art