Category Archives: Class Work

Acetate art in textiles…

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studying abstract in history of art…

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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!

Coil Pots

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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.

Halloween Homework – Environmental Sculpture

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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.