so to get a ‘feel’ of abstract we were basically let loose with supplies and varying mediums on which to use them from mdf to card to newspaper. It was a lot of fun. My favourite is the one I did with drawing inks and glue which some people say reminds them of a field of violets which I was really pleased about!
I really enjoyed making coil pots in class, I had drawn up a few designs as to what i would like before class, but of course I didn’t stick rigidly to it as I wanted to experiment and I will go back to the initial designs once I’ve got a hang of the technique to a level I’m happy with (even though it is quite basic)
I’m still struggling a little with the clay as I find it hard to work with at times as it can be hard to mould and shape when I’ve not a great deal of upper body strength and when I find the clay very tough initially.
I did enjoy coil pots a bit more than the pinch pots as with coil pots I was able to take smaller pieces and roll them into coils and with the pinch pots I needed a bit more muscle strength.
I have got my hands on a few pictures of the pinch pot shenanigans from class with my friend over at noirtaffi
guess which one was inspired by cookie monster?!
My ‘homework’ for this halloween is to create an environmental sculpture. I was hoping to make something from driftwood and did head up the road to Newcastle, but stopped in newry due to the wind and ended up in B&Q checking out bits and bobs and getting spray paint and a mini hack saw.
The above are sculptures created by myself and the family previously as part of my grans garden. I wanted to do something different so was going to use driftwood, and maybe make a sand sculpture, but it will have to wait until I can travel safely.