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Oct 19, 2014

One of our resident artists, Lara, has updated her blog and republished some photos.

“A few weeks ago I visited the Boy’s Village in Aberthaw again with my fiance.  We have been twice before, the second time we were told to leave by a burly guy in a black Merc so this time we were … wary to say the least!  But we still got some great photos of the place.  It was interesting to see how it had changed in such a short space of time – we were there only a few months ago, and it has decayed even during that time.

I’ve also republished my images of ‘Faded Glamour’ – an ongoing series of images from South Wales holiday destinations.  The series is ongoing as I have only included images from Porthcawl.

Here are some of the images I’ve added

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New and Old photos One of our resident artists, Lara, has updated her blog and republished some photos. “A few weeks ago I visited the Boy’s Village in Aberthaw again with my fiance.  
Oct 19, 2014 / 1 note

A few weeks ago I visited the Boy’s Village in Aberthaw again with my fiance.  We have been twice before, the second time we were told to leave by a burly guy in a black Merc so this time we were … wary to say the least!  But we still got some great photos of the place.  It was interesting to see how it had changed in such a short space of time – we were there only a few months ago, and it has decayed even during that time.

I’ve also republished my images of ‘Faded Glamour’ – an ongoing series of images from South Wales holiday destinations.  The series is ongoing as I have only included images from Porthcawl.

Here are some of the images I’ve added

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New and old photos A few weeks ago I visited the Boy’s Village in Aberthaw again with my fiance.  We have been twice before, the second time we were told to leave by a burly guy in a black Merc so this time we were …
Oct 16, 2014 / 2 notes

We have been really busy working on a lot of different things over the last few months! In between getting a constitution written up and applying for a bank account, we have been working hard preparing for 2 exhibitions.

Sue has been working on a few different things, mainly figurative sculptures ready for the exhibition in Swansea in November.  As well as this, she has been making nests with straw and slip, and using egg shells to hold little tiny houses in.

Liz has continued her practice from university, with her figures exploring different positions, even taking on familiar Rodin forms.  She has recently created another boat, this time in scarva rather than terracotta.

Lara has continued with rabbit forms, experimenting with oxides, slips and glazes.  She has been experimenting different shapes and positions, as well as making rabbit heads/masks.

Photo update! We have been really busy working on a lot of different things over the last few months!
Oct 16, 2014

New rabbit photos
Oct 15, 2014

Black and Blue

Cobalt carbonate with porcelain slip and copper oxide wash
Fired to 1080°

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He is a contender for the pop up show in Pontypridd at the end of the month

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Oct 9, 2014

Some Heads & other parts

I’m really really busy with personal life things right now and I’m so sorry I haven’t done a proper update for so long. Getting married in 22 days so my head is all over the place!!! Anyway here are some pics of what I’ve been up to

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Oct 2, 2014

First glaze test

This rabbit (the one made as a result of the stop motion) is the first glaze test!
I didn’t bisque fire, just dried out then added copper oxide with a pink underglaze over the top of the oxide. Fired to 1100°

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First firing harvest!

A quick little post to show the first firing results :-) I have been very super busy over the last few days so I’m sorry for neglecting updates -plenty to write about and show so will be putting up a good old fashioned…
Sep 24, 2014

First firing harvest!

A quick little post to show the first firing results :-) I have been very super busy over the last few days so I’m sorry for neglecting updates -plenty to write about and show so will be putting up a good old fashioned…

Sep 15, 2014

No two headed rabbit

I didn’t think the previous rabbit through, so that one has literally gone back to the drawing board! Instead I have ‘recycled’ the one I started in to a single head, which lead to a few ideas which I am going to work out in my sketchbook.

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I also made a candle holder

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And working on this guy

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Sep 12, 2014

Two headed rabbit, two

My next venture is a two headed rabbit (different to the previous one). I think it is going to be a lot of fun, but a lot of work too -I started it today and it definitely wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be!!!!!

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Sep 9, 2014

Large Rabbit

The progress of the large rabbit (well, large for me) is going quite well. Mostly done, just needs tidying up then drying out before firing. I have had to work to the constraints of our kiln! The rabbit measures about 14 inches across, I would like to have made a bigger one but I’m pushing it already with the size of this one.

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Sep 4, 2014

Stop Motion Film

Lara’s stop motion is complete - not perfect, but complete!!

Sep 4, 2014

Stop Motion Film

OK so it’s not perfect at all!! But it’s my first one and I think it’s pretty good.

Sep 3, 2014 / 1 note

We have been busy making up for lost time!!  Lots of things have been and are being made, hoping to do our very first firing this week too, which means glazing will follow!

Little peek of what’s going on! We have been busy making up for lost time!!  Lots of things have been and are being made, hoping to do our very first firing this week too, which means glazing will follow!  
Sep 2, 2014

Stop Motion

I decided to make a stop motion film of me making one of my rabbits, but made a few rookie mistakes – first one was filling up my DSLR SD card and not taking my laptop to empty the card, so I couldn’t take any more photos, and the second was that my camera battery ran out half way through anyway.

So

Tomorrow I will be taking my laptop and charger in!

But here’s a peek of what I’ve done so far!

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