Translating my line drawing into clay.
Colossal is a new improvised mobile mini screen-printing unit run by myself and my teenage son William. Recently, I have developed my practice to fit a smaller scale, and her Will works alongside me to make it happen. We want to make screenprinting accessible so we can engage with the creative community that surrounds us in a lighthearted, fun and engaging way.
Colossal sell brightly coloured geometric fine art prints, cards and bags. During events, they make new prints on their custom-made screen bed showing off the screen printing process to whoever wants to watch or take part.
You can find us at Native Makers on 8/9 Dec 2018! come and make something with us.
Screen printing onto T-shirts
I wanted to see what the possibilities are working in clay
I have been spending some time this Summer with the very experienced printmaker Mary Gillet. She has been teaching me sugar lift etching at her workshop in Tavistock, Devon. See the pictures for the story.
This is an exhibition that I am part of in August, if your in the area go and take a look at Ocean Studios.
Recently I went to Glasgow International Art Festival.
Last Friday was all about mark making at Ocean Studios for ‘The Embodied Experience of Drawing’ One-Day Symposium. Thank you to the organisers Marie Taylor & Beth Heaney who posed the questions below:
Drawing as embodied experience: What do we mean by embodied? If we take it to mean simply the union of body and mind, what are the possibilities/limits when this is challenged? Does drawing have the capacity to give us a sense of existence?
Drawing as a voice: If we consider that body and language have the ‘voice’ in common, and similarly suggest that drawing relates to the body and language, how does the use/philosophical theories of the voice relate to the gestural act of performative drawing? Exploring the paradoxical relation between the voice and the body, how might we experience unconscious emotions through voice and drawing – the visible or invisible?
Drawing as performance: Where does it live: as a trace in the mind, an archived documentation or both?
Drawing as knowledge: Is it tacit knowledge, or a newly encountered embodied experience? Is it a proxy to thinking, can drawing itself think?
Drawing’s place, space and temporality: Considering drawing’s state of flux and ambiguity, what, where or when is drawing’s place? How are spatial temporal conditions contingent to the embodied experience?
Making a positive contribution at Ocean Studios and in my community is important to me. In the Column Bakehouse Cafe is the Maker Table and they invite artists to run session to engage the community into creative process.
Yesterday I ran a screen printing session for young people making slogan T-shirts. The results turned out great and I am planning to run a few more sessions with the lead up to summer.
Visit my shop to book in, limited spaces available.