A big change for me this week I’ve been working in clay to produce a piece of work for the M.I.W.A.S. exhibition, which is taking place in September. Its quite a while since I have worked in clay but I’ve found that the nature of the medium has made me work a lot faster, its now a case of waiting for it to dry out properly before firing it in the kiln. The title of the piece is ‘Red Dust’.
For some time now I have been working on a Swallow in flight. It started out life with a totally different base, a few weeks ago I decided that I wasn’t happy with it as it was and that I would change it. Having seen Swallows just skimming over the surface of water I decided to try and recreate this, with the supporting wing just clipping the surface of the water. So I went to see some lakes locally to see how the ripples form. Fortunately on another day I also saw several fishing boats passing through the Solent, it was a calm day so you could see how the wake formed. I still have to make some alterations to the base, but I feel much happier with it.