One of my prints has won a prize at the first Arthub Open print exhbhition. Disaster on Adam West commemorative flight HA29 was chosen as best print by Bob and Roberta Smith. I'm placing some images here of the print. One is a lower res image of the whole print with some closer zoomed in sections to show the detail of the event depicted.
Its a small edition etching of only 20 copies the remainder of which are available by contacting me directly through the email address on my profile page.
Here are some recent creations. These are small clay ghosts that move gently when nudged. They also make a wonderful bell like tone when hit. Porcelain when fired to high temperatures becomes extremely strong and beautifully semi-translucent, perfect for a ghost.
I have two prints selected for exhibition in a show opening this coming Friday 12th of June. This is the first open selection print exhibition at this small but vibrant gallery in Deptford, South London. Deptford is a fascinating area, right by the river Thames with a famous street market, several independent galleries and is only a short walk from Greenwich. Its an interesting mix of old industrial and up-and-coming, new London. Heres the poster for the show.
Final preparations are being done for the open studio weekend, March 28th and 29th 2015. I have many new ceramic items including more of my 'damaged suits' which sold out last year. This time as well as the smoked fired suits with beautiful browns and greys there are pure white high temperature suits which I'm very happy with. Here are some images below including new 'shrunken stone cuddly toys'. These are a new thing too which I very happy with, again high fired so they are incredibly strong and glassy.
There is a chance to visit me in south London on the weekend of March 28th and 29th of March 2015. This is part of the Telegraph Hill Festival and on that weekend there are 35 venues taking part in the Open Studios. You can see a large amount of my work which includes lots of recent new monotypes and ceramics. Check out the Festival website for full details and for a map of other venues to visit on your way to me. http://telegraphhillfestival.org.uk/open-studios/ You might like to come and meet our house guest Bosci....who now has his own blog (see my sidebar) and will be selling some of his own produce
I've been making a lot of monotypes recently. I use a particularly responsive etching ink called noir vignette made by Charbonnel. The small ones here are printed at home on my tiny little intaglio proofing press. I love this process. It combines just the right balance of (some sort of) control over the materials with a large element of chance and randomness. These prints are a few from a large series of things 'caught in the headlights'. I'v added a new link to the sidebar here on this blog. The link is to Bosci's blog. Bosci is our long-term house-guest animal friend. Bosci has lived here ever since being ejected from display in Nunhead cemetery some years ago now. Use the search tool to find older posts about him but most of all, please visit his site and even make a comment or two.
I am in the early stages of beginning to prepare for another Open Studio at the end of March. For those of you who live in London, its a great chance to come and visit and see much more of my work. Put the dates in your diaries; The weekend of March 28th and 29th from 11am to 6pm. This is part of a much larger local Festival in Telegraph Hill, South London. During that weekend there are many other artists studios to visit at the same time.
As well as quite a lot of new 2D printing work I shall be displaying and selling some of my new ceramic sculptures at our Open studio this coming weekend (see below). These are a series of porcelain suited figures... all in various degrees of destruction or distress. I have found ways of creating interesting smoke fired colouration effects on the surfaces of these clay figures. These pieces are made to hang on the wall.
Coming on the weekend of 5th and 6th of April you have an opportunity to visit our house in South London to see my work in the flesh, and meet me and family who are showing their work too. There are lots of other local artists also taking part that weekend. Check the internet for a map http://www.telegraphhillfestival.org.uk/742351710796.htm
In case you didn't get to see our Lighthouses show-reel last week I'm posting some of my short films here. This is the first time this idea has been part of New Cross and Deptford's ongoing , ever-expanding free film festival. The event involves people showing films of any sort projected onto screens in their front windows. Our show-reel was a repeating loop with seven short experimental films lasting around 13 minutes in total. Large crowds wandered the streets on Thursday 2nd May 2013 and the event was well received by all. Next year I'm sure there will be even more houses participating so watch out.