PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Ugly Santa says, "Ho, Ho, Ho!" and hopes that all my Crafthaus colleagues have a good holiday and an excellent 2012!
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 22, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments
Off to Brighton on Friday for the festive holidays! Today I had hardly any students in, had finished the charms for the SCC show and have nothing that I can really be doing on my two big projects ("Fashion:Victim" and "Future Legend") so I picked up a nut from the old West Pier in Brighton, a beautiful Victorian pier which had a theatre at the end and which has been allowed to fall into disrepair following an arson attack by a company which didn't want it to be restored:
I received an email from Sharon Massey earlier this week, inviting me to submit some pieces for the third "Charmed" exhibition at the SCC in Pittsburgh, to which I happily agreed. Some time ago, Bob Ebendorf and I had been talking about me making a series of charm bracelets which I started but which never got anywhere as I couldn't get over the hurdle of creating a complex piece with essentially no "narrative". (The original plan was to create 10 bracelets and 100 charms which would be sold…Continue
I made a piece today from bits left over from Supercollider and a boar's tooth:
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 13, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments
Finally finished the Supercolliderpiece today. Not really in my usual style, but I'm fairly pleased with the way this worked out. Off to the photographer now!
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 12, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Nice day today; the students were either busy working on their Christmas sale or they were held up by the snow, so I spent a very relaxing day chatting to them and setting stones:
One of the students said that this looked "like something to control a spaceship"!
Trying to cast the last - and largest - in the series of spheres made from old sewing-machine needles, I had to use a gigantic flask which I had never used before and which cooled down too much before the full vacuum could be drawn under it, so the metal chilled and the…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on December 5, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments