My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!! I always say safety first!! When you use any kiln or to handle hot mediums, such as fired metal clay or glass, make sure you have a really high quality pair of gloves and eye wear. Please note: I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is … More • My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!!
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
Review: Suffragettes & Art The Guardian published an article that artist Gillian Wearing will be first woman to create a statue for the public space, with her monument to Millicent Fawcett at Trafalgar Square, London. The reason for my personal excitment is that it is that it will be a female figure, but also a … More • Review: Suffragettes & 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
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 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’ 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’