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• My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

Art is always a dose of luck and a large portion of experience.

Nothing more was true when I set myself a goal to create a metal clay clock, with a completely different technique and design. This was my key piece of work for my exclusive collection of work at The Royal College of Art at Flux Exhibition, London, UK.
The clock was to contain the following key components:

  • Copper metal clay
  • Sheet of Copper metal
  • Brass nuts and bolts x 4
  • Clock mechanism and clock hands
  • A simple, metal stand
  • 224 carat Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone

Above: The stunning 224 carat

Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone as the central feature of the clock. It took me many tries to get the clock to work!! This is especially the case, now that I reflect on this process.

THE FIRST DESIGN:

My first attempt to create this clock using 400 grams of Copper metal clay only with a sheet on 0.8 thick Copper sheet 15 x 15 cm. I rolled the clay into 2 tiles each using 200 grams each and I engraved the detail of trees, horizon and other details. I realize now that the clay needed to be thicker and use more clay. Once I fired this first attempt, I realized that the detail I had scored into the clay split during firing and both sheets where bowed.

Above: This was too thin and I carved the clay too deep, so it split and you can see daylight through because of the split clay

THE SECOND DESIGN:

In the second attempt I used 300 grams of clay for each tile. One this design I used a flowery texture sheet, used syringe clay to add the trees and details.

Above: It wasn’t fired correctly and it crumbled!

This piece was ruined for 2 key reasons:

  1. The texture pattern de-personalized the design and took away my personal touch.
  2. My kiln was one of the worse purchases for this medium. This meant that when firing the tiles could not be fired flat. The kiln also, unbeknown to me, was not firing hot enough. When this second design was removed it was brittle, not sintered or under fired and meant to split and fell into pieces.

THE THIRD AND FINAL DESIGN:

Here are a few pictures pre-assembly:

And… this is the final design below:

A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura H Elliott

'A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine' by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

‘A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Above: The final piece ‘A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine’ by © Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


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• Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Over time, every artist has stock and it can be frustrating that paintings can sit and take up valuable space. We all know artists always have alot of canvases, clay, tools, brushes and I count myself as one of them!

I was reviewing my work, from past and present and found stored canvases. I decided to take the following saying literally:

“Out With the Old, In with the new”

Masters, past and present, have often be known to roll their paintings for them to be stored and then later framed or re-mounted onto canvas stretchers.

I have done exactly that. Clear out the old and welcome in my new work. I have stacked up each painting (as below) and they have been rolled for storage and possible later to be exhibited, framed and/or sold.

Once the canvas has been un-mounted or freed from, you are left with lots of staples and the stretcher bars.

The frame of the canvas are created mainly from wood and are nearly the same design that has been used for decades. Even Van Gough used such stretcher bars. Here are examples of what joined stretcher bars look like up-close:

Once the bars have been carefully seperated, taking care to not damage the joints, they can then be bundled together for storage.

Above: Stretcher Bars Bundled From Pre-Stretched Old Canvases

This means I have beautiful wooden frames to use for new paintings. They can have any manner of canvas or material streched on them. You can buy raw canvas which are undyed and hold a special pattern within the weave. I have personally sourced the following. You can also dye the canvas for you to achieve the colour.

I am aiming to dye the raw natural linen material using powdered flourescent colour pigment powders, similar to Brusho pigment powders.

We will see what the future holds and what transpires in my journey to…..

“Out With the Old, In With the New”

So…what is next???? See my new wave below…


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• Artist Interview: The Heroine’s Journey

The Heroine’s Journey

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Firstly, I have never thought of myself as a heroine, but this is a unique interview and the questions allow me to explain more about who I am. It might add more depth of understanding of my art.

So, to answer the question:

I love the way art enables me a precious avenue of self expression, a true therapy and a way to relax. I adore the fact that when I hold a brush or design with clay, because my mind drifts and it turns into a short type of ‘holiday’ from my disability.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
I was proud to have not only gained my Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors, but to have achieved a 1st for my dissertation. As I am both dyspraxic and dyslexic, it was a huge uphill battle to succeed.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

I just want my husband, family and friends to be healthy and happy. The fact is that I am an emerging artist, disabled and I hope that I will be able to keep creating work with the hope to be able to make a living.

Above: ‘Setting Sun’ Sold by © Laura H Elliott


What is my greatest fear?

This is two fold:

  1. Loosing my husband, family and friends, as they complete my life.
  2. That I will loose my eye sight and the Rheumatoid Arthritis damages my hands and I cannot paint.


What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I find it endlessly infuriating that I cannot express myself clearly and talk too much in order to compensate. I also find that both my disability and anxiety affect interacting with others.

Above: ‘Those Who Watch Over Us’ by © Laura H Elliott

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
My artist peers who I exhibit with and work along side.

Above: Exhibited at the Royal College of Art with Flux exhibition – ‘Strength’ by © Laura H Elliott

What is my greatest extravagance?
Like a typical artist, I adore searching for the mediums I use: copper/ fine silver metal clay and I adore different types of paint.

On what occasion would I lie?

Only to protect my loved ones.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I think the art world can be a mine field and highly competitive or judgemental. No matter: who we are, where we are from, what level our art career is at, what is our medium of choice and if we are ‘art school’ (for lack of a better word) educated or not.


When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
It was during the 1st and 2nd year of my Art and Media Bachelor of Honors at the University of the Creative Arts at Farnham, Surrey, UK.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Simply put, I would be healthy and able to work as an artist to the best of my ability.

Where would I most like to live?

If I was not disabled, my husband and I would own a gallery in Cornwall, UK and organising art exhibitions and fairs. We both adore Cornwall and the sea. Bliss.

Above: My Mum and Dad


What is my most treasured possession?

My family, always.

It was in 2009, we moved into our bungalow. It may seem odd that it is treasured; however, it has given us a quality of life, peace and a lovely little garden for me to paint in. We have lovely neighbors and peace of mind is priceless.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I am extremely talkative, but that is just who I am!

My mother worked as a hairdresser and would often take me with her to meet the elderly residents in the nursing home where she worked, where I would sit with and talk to for hours. People fascinated me and it was then that I began my lifelong fascination with learning from others by hearing about their lives, learning about whom they were and how they felt. I know that I was never short of something to talk about, which is something I have carried into adulthood.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

We are very lucky to still have beautiful countryside where we live in and around Berkshire.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I adore Japanese food and the seafood we have access to in Great Britain.

What books influenced my life and how?

It is an honor to read other peoples life stories. They educate and inform me about lives of those I may never meet in person. I truly believe it gives you a new perspective and understanding of others.


Who are my favourite writers?

I enjoy the writer Jean Sasson’s insights into others worlds, life experiences and cultures.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Easy…my life-long love of heavy metal, including Metallica, Pearl Jam and an array of rock music.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I also enjoy the films that address complicated life stories of people through history. These people are truly my heroes and heroines.


Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My parents are my rocks in life and I dearly love them, as has my siblings. I look up to them and I feel it so much more since my Dad passed in 2011. I always treasure my family and all the love and memories they have unconditionally given me.
I truly feel immensely proud of great-grand fathers on both my maternal and paternal sides.

Firstly, my maternal great-grandfather or ‘Grandpa’ was a man who I remember and deeply respect and love. He was from Glasgow, worked into his late 70s and a very a selfless man. Born in Glasgow, lived a very hard and poor life, but took care of his whole family and was an example to me in how you should treat your loved ones, as precious. He cared for every member of his family and helped them without question.

Above: My father’s Grandfather in his uniform before he was promoted to Captain

Secondly, my paternal great-grandfather was a true example to me, as he was mounted cavalry in WW1 and beyond. He was a Roma Gypsy who immigrated into the UK before the upheaval WW1. He worked his way up the ranks from a Private to a Captain, especially as he was a highly skilled horse handler which was crucial during WW1. He served his country, Great Britain, diligently during and after the war.  A true example of courage, honour and how an immigrant can serve a country with valour.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

I cannot say one film as there are such a huge number of films that are stunning.

What role does art play in my life and work?

It is my identity and who I have always been since I was a young child. I have created artwork from my heart from the age of 17, which has presented my life in my art, in all mediums I have explored and studied. Every piece is simply an expression of self. This expression of self does always not fit into the specific subject of self-portraiture.

Above: ‘Purple Punk’d Velvet’ by © Laura H Elliott

My ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ is a relaxing and deeply enjoyable body of work, a new freedom. I felt that when I painted my earlier, more realistic artworks, I felt tense and frustrated. I also create work in metal clay with genuine gemstones called the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’.

Above: ‘Ruby With Love’ (left) and ‘Sapphire With Love’ (right) by © Laura H Elliott

I have recently been exploring ways to add dimension to my paintings: surface textures and patterns, outline shapes, natural form and softer lines by using other mediums such as conte pastels to add softer lines, with a stark colour difference within the paint palette to add drama mood. My recent work has included a new set of fluorescent colours which adds a glow to each piece, transforming into a soft glow under low lights. These ideas cross into my metal clay work as well.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My parents and my husband are my lynch-pins. I also treasure my close friends who have offered me encouragement, joy and love for decades, as they are my adopted families.


Whom would I like to work with 2017?

I always think at least 2-3 years ahead in the arts, just like galleries.

I am hoping for two wishes to come to fruition in the future: a second UK solo exhibition and to begin to produces a high quality limited edition print of my work.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?

I am exploring new avenues and, as I mentioned before, I hope for a second UK solo exhibition and to begin to produces a high quality limited edition prints of my work.

Above: ‘Interstella’ by © Laura H Elliott


Where can you see me or my work in 2017?

I want to exhibit in new galleries, yet keep working with: Degree Art Gallery, Flux Gallery exhibitions and Fenster Art. Who knows what is round the corner.


What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Art is my passion, always has been and always will.


How can you contact me?

Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip

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•  Artwork Focus: A Tribute To Our ‘Star Man’, David Bowie

This is my piece created in honour of our “Star Man”, David Bowie. 

This part of the song has stuck in my mind my whole life, as the chorus in ‘Star Man’ by our © David Bowie goes

“There’s a star man waiting in the sky

He’d like to come and meet us

But he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

He’s told us not to blow it

Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me:

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie”

Above: ‘Star Man’ by © Laura H Elliott

Below is the painting “Star Man” under natural and electric lighting:


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• My Journey: Disability

Disability is unique to everyone and I am no exception.

How does your disability effect you?

I suffer from multiple conditions, the most damaging is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The pain is debilitating and restricts my life, including that it has a ‘knock on effect’ on everyday parts of my life; therefore, it affects my abilities to create art.

A bad day means I cannot move around and then I can’t paint. I need support, assistance and cared for every day, but in order to create I always need help to set-up and pack away. I adore the fact that when I hold a brush, my mind drifts and it turns into my solace or a short type of ‘holiday’.

Above: ‘Strange Rainbow’ by © Laura H Elliott

How does your disability affect your work process as an artist?

I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues. My art has always been an open or external representation of my inner self. My health reflects in my choice of colour, style and subject matter in my ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002. 

I have created artwork from my heart from the age of 17, which has presented my life in my art, in all mediums I have explored and studied. Every piece is simply an expression of self. This expression of self does always not fit into the subject of self-portraiture. Over the years of exploring the arts I have:

  • Portraiture
  • Painting
  • Land, Sea and Sky scapes
  • Ceramics
  • Metal Work
  • Lino Printing
  • Etching
  • Life Drawing
  • Textiles
  • Film and Video
  • Photography


Did your disabilities affect your Studies of Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors?

Simply put, yes. 

My disability significantly impacted the later part of my Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors in the 2nd half of the 2nd year and into the 3rd year. During my 1st year and 1st part of my 2nd year at university I spent 8-9 hours a day studying. I studied both home and in university, including academic projects.

It was in 2005 that my health deteriorated and I took a year off. When I returned I was unable to attend university every day. I kept creating and studying at home and I am proud that my academic standard during the whole degree increased despite my illness:

…from barely passing my 1st essay with a 3rd (41%)….to a 1st (72%) for my dissertation. 

My disability affected:

  •  My ability to physically attend
  • My ability to create
  • Meant that I could no longer drive
  • I found the final presentation of my work a painful chore, achieved with a huge amount of physical help and support
  • It even affected my ability to carry the basics, e.g. books

Why did you put the word ‘Moods’ this collection the title of ‘landscape moods’?

Above: ‘ Torn’ (2003) The 1st piece in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

The title of this collection took me some time to consider, debate and decide upon. The title needed to be self-explanatory, clear and short. I never wanted the title to be an essay, just two words and I chose the two words that epitomises my mixed media painting collection:

‘landscape’ & ‘moods’

The title can be broken down into two concepts. The first was the subject matter, which is ‘landscapes’, and the second is the motivation or inspiration of my work, which is the word ‘moods’. My work is filled with complex meanings; however, I wanted it to clearly express who I am, my life, moods/ emotions and my core personality. Each brush stroke and colour used add a personal meaning to every collector of my work.

What inspired your new movement back into abstract paintings?

Above: ‘Star Man’ by © Laura H Elliott

Simply put, my abstract work is a relaxing and deeply enjoyable body of work. I felt that when I painted my earlier, more realistic artworks I felt tense and frustrated. The movement back to paint in an abstract expressionist style allowed me to relax and find true solace from both my mental and physical disabilities.

Above: ‘Dodge Punk’d Viper’ by © Laura H Elliott

What are you using as inspiration?

Since my new movement in the later part of 2016, I have been exploring: surface textures and patterns, outline shapes, natural form and softer lines by using other mediums such as conte pastels to add softer lines, with a stark colour difference within the paint palette to add drama mood. My recent work has included a new set of fluorescent colours which adds a glow to each piece, transforming into a soft glow under low lights.

Above: ‘Spotty Punk’d Leopard’ by © Laura H Elliott

How do you incorporate the natural elements of: water, earth, fire and air?

It is since January 2017 that the opposing or contrasting elements: earth, wind, water and air have becoming a common thread. I have used an array of photographic images I took myself of UK public areas to draw inspiration from as well as drawing from my wealth of visual images in my mind.

Above: ‘Purple Punk’d Velvet’ on exhibition at 1of1 Designs with Degree Art Gallery by © Laura H Elliott


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Artwork Focus: ‘Strange’s Rainbow’

Above: ‘ Strange’s Rainbow’ by © Laura H Elliott

I recently saw the stunningly visual film from Marvel titled ‘Dr. Strange’. Originally written in comics, this film translated such drawings and story-lines into an exciting mixture of visuals for me to digest, especially as an artist. The image below is an drawing from one of the comics which represents how another dimension in the ‘Dr Strange’ stories, showing how it looks, which is packed full of neon.

It was in 2016 that I took the leap of faith after a call for a punk exhibition. This inspiration started to fuel my imagination with neon and bright tones, with the ‘Landscape Moods’ paintings taking a new direction:


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• Artwork Focus: The Duality & Contradictions of Femininity & Masculinity In Art?


The Duality & Contradictions of Femininity & Masculinity In Art?

It was when I was selecting my work for inclusion of the exhibition at The Link Gallery, Winchester for ‘International Women’s Day’ 7th-28th March 2017 that made me sit back and think about gender identity in my work. I feel that colours in everyday products are selected according to the gender targeted, for example pink for girls or blue for boys. This is mostly noticeable in toys.

To chose my work, I found it useful to review the dictionary definitions of masculine and feminine:


Definition of Masculine:

Adjective

  •  Having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men.
  • Of or denoting a gender of nouns and adjectives, conventionally regarded as male.

Noun

  • The male sex or gender.”

Definition of Feminine:
Adjective

  • Having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness.
  • Of or denoting a gender of nouns and adjectives, conventionally regarded as female.

Noun

  • The female sex or gender.
  • A feminine word or form.”

Above: ‘Spotty Punk’d Panther’


Disability is unique to everyone. This is no more so than with me.

This is a subject close to my heart, as I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues.

My art has always been an open representation of my inner self and it has reflected into the choice of colour, style and subject matter in my ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002. I have created work from my heart from the age of 17, which has presented my life in my art, in all mediums I have explored and studied.

Why did you put the word ‘Moods’ this collection the title of ‘landscape moods’?

Above: ‘ Torn’- The first in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

The title of this collection took me some time to consider, debate and decide upon. The title needed to be self-explanatory, clear and short. I never wanted the title to be an essay, just two words and I chose the two words that epitomises my mixed media painting collection: ‘landscape‘ and ‘moods‘.

The title can be broken down into two concepts. The first was the subject matter, which is ‘landscapes’, and the second is the motivation or inspiration of my work, which is the word ‘moods’. My work is filled with complex meanings; however, I wanted to express who I am, my core personality.


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What do you see in the close-up images of my artworks below?

Are your artworks truely representing gender diversion?

I don’t think so. You could interpret my work so, but a saying my Grandpa told me stays true:

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

How do you explain or write about each of your artworks?

I must say that it is hard to explain my work as they are true expressions that are always unplanned and from my subconcious. The only two aspects I plan are the type of canvas or paper and a rough selection of colours. I know that the colour schemes, such as fuschia pink, can intimate gender identity; however, I believe that colours do not have a set or defined gender meaning. Saying this, certain colours suit specific galleries and exhibitions and, therefore, gender identity or meanings play an important role in the selection of my work.

Above: ‘Counterpoint Study’ Detail

It is when I am required to write about my work that I interpret my paintings and then pull out meanings I see, but this is subjective, as is all art.
Below are two write-ups for an exhibition at The Link Gallery, Winchester for ‘International Women’s Day’ 7th-28th March 2017:

‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’

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The painting shown above is a play on the combination of punk art and abstraction. This painting injects a soft, feminine touch into a hard, undefined and often aggressive area such as punk art. Each sweep of fluorescent and bright colours further develops punk and abstraction into a women’s realm.

‘Spotty Punk’d Panther’ 

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This painting features a soft, yet abstract, bouquet of pink, aqua blue and purples coupled with sand, gloss and metallic effects. This painting injects a truely feminine side into a hard, undefined and often aggressive area such as punk art.

Above: ‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’ and ‘Dodge Punk’d Viper’

A little bit more about my work in 2017: Biography

It is from a life-time of creativity which culminated in Laura’s achievement of an Art and Media Batchelor of Arts with Honours in 2008. This multi disciplined degree expanded both her practicle skillset and academic thought processes. Each painting in this series, started in 2002, has been driven forward by further exploring abstract expressionism, with a feminine touch.

These artworks at the Link Gallery are continually influenced by her thought processes, emotions and mood at the time of creation. This free expression enables Laura to explore such techniques from a female perspective.

The two paintings selected in this blog, ‘Shedding Punk’d Viper’ and ‘Spotty Punk’d Panther demonstrate a true counterpoint to the painting titled ‘Spotty Punk’d Panther’.


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