Hello – I have been absent from this site for a very long time – life takes over and I have moved to Instagram for more regular posting. I do maintain my website here and update the images but no regular postings.
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Currently working towards finishing installation piece for ‘loss reverence and longing’ at Wagga Wagga City Gallery. This exhibition is part of the centenary commemorations of
the ANZAC story. My contribution is called ‘absence’ and is four x 4 metre length panels
of gauze field bandage with cigarette cards sandwiched between the layers and stitched. The sculpture sits in front of the panels.
the previous vessels with drawn images were collaged onto the side – this vessel almost has a repeat pattern drawn directly into the clay. everyone has their own way of accomplishing a task – after trial and error the best method for me has been to cover the freshly hand built form in underglaze before it gets to the leather hard stage – and to carve back into the vessel while the clay is still quite moist.
keanes white rake, hand built, underglaze, terra sigillata, sgraffito, encaustic and vintage buttons h 30cm
This is the third large drawing in the series for Roma Regional Gallery – I have many progress shots which I may post later – image below a composite of the three drawings together.
Size is approx. 150 cm x 100 cm charcoal, gesso, acrylic
I haven’t been very good at keeping up-to-date on my blog but i have been plugging away in the studio. Over the next few days I will post some of the results below are two figures ready for the Roma regional Gallery exhibition.
hand built terracotta, engobe, underglaze, stains 70 cm x 40cm x 30 cm
I thought I had three images to upload of this drawing in three different stages but I could only find the first and third this morning – obviously in haste I have closed photoshop before saving the image 😦
Never mind below are two stages of the drawing (still in progress) charcoal, white and black gesso and mono print
Currently working towards completing a series of large drawings to be exhibited with sculptures at
Roma Regional Gallery. Having cleared a little space in the studio by packing up the sculptures going to
Gold Coast International Ceramic Award I could hang the first piece of paper to be worked on.
Size approx. 1.5 metres h x 1.2 metres w – stage one charcoal, gesso, watercolour and china graph
What I really want to do is get a few of these up on the wall before attempting to finish – so that they are all playing into each other.
when this vessel went into the fire I was less than happy with the form – but now that she has been spruced up a bit – a brightening with some acrylic paint, some papermache added to her headpiece and the final sealing of sections with encaustic … she started to speak to me handbuilt terracotta – slip, underglaze, stained, acrylic, papermache and encustic
50 x 30 x30 cm