‘Very good show – the collaboration between the two of you is exquisite…walking into the studio is invigorating’. Waltraud Boxall.
‘Great to be able to talk to the artists – love seeing all of the different work’. Beca Jones
‘Fabulous venue, really interesting and thought provoking’. Wanda and David Garner
‘Really good idea – gives public opportunity to see how art is done…’ Maria Newcombe
‘Wonderful idea to explore new ideas and share skills’. Carrie Lynam Crafts Council Ireland
‘Great to have HG at Ruthin Craft Centre‘, Maria Hayes
‘Really interesting collaboration.’ Wendy Proctor
‘Fantastic opportunity for the artists to get their work seen and for the public to meet the person behind the art work.’ Joan Newcombe
‘High standard of work from dedicated artists‘ Julia Smutt
We install the exhibition tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing Sue’s finished pieces.
It’s been a great collaboration and for me the exploration of Cyanotype and ceramic is just beginning….
I have been exploring how to use acetates on to the bisque either directly or on to slip.
I then wondered how thin I could roll the clay and whether this made a difference to the iamge
As well as enjoying the plain white textured fragments, I returned to trying to fix image and colour on to the larger plain ware shapes.
Sue has been experimenting with glazing sections of the bisque ware and seeing how far the Cyanotype solution will penetrate the cracked glaze to leave secondary colour.
Trying out rubbing the wax impressions from the barnacle encrusted bisque ware onto shell and crab shapes. The wax resists the Cyanotype solution, creating a textured network on the surface.
Planning now to take this further with gold leaf to resonate with 19C blue and white ware trimmed with gold.
When bisque fired, the impressions made on flat pieces of clay were stable enough to take secondary impressions.
I used both to make rubbings on tissue paper
Here using them on bisque ware with white slip
Some rubbings were taken directly from the rocks