Category Archives: Art

Curving iron and stone I

I’ve not looked at any Art Nouveau since my school days – despite it being the Art Nouveau works by creative geniuses such as Gustav Klimt and Victor Horta that got me hooked on art in the first place. During a … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Artist in Residence

My computer seems to have broken down! so this month’s blog is going to be delayed slightly…

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From the Perspective of the Artist in Residence – Intro

Artist in Residence (AiR) programmes enable artists to take time and space away from their usual environment and commitments, to reflect, carry out new research and to explore their practice in depth and develop new skills. Experiencing life in a … Continue reading

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Kanayama Kiln, Part 2 – The Firing

Here is some of the work ready to go into the Kanayama kiln for its first firing starting Friday 2nd September, 2005.  The work was placed in groups related to their position in the kiln and marked with red wash … Continue reading

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Rosanjin & Sakura Spring

The changing seasons have strongly influenced Japanese arts for centuries and permeate all aspects of Japanese culture.  Festivals throughout the country are held to celebrate different aspects of the seasons from ‘Hanami’, (cherry blossom viewing) in Spring, to ‘Tsukimi’ (moon … Continue reading

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Tokoname, a town built from ceramics in Japan

Imagine a town where the foundations of buildings are made from ceramic pots, walls are built from ceramic sake bottles and various designs of ceramic tiles, plates, bowls and cups are set into the pavements.  This town is Tokoname named … Continue reading

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Natural Flux, Concrete and Bonsai

Natural Flux was a show held at Brick Lane Gallery in November 2013, conceived and curated by bonsai artist Peter Warren, who is based in London. The aim of the show was to exhibit bonsai trees, as a contemporary art … Continue reading

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