• General

    Wow, what a difference colour makes!

    I recently posted a couple of photograms that I’d started with my AA2A research.So, I did a couple of sessions in black and white before Chris, the technician showed me how to do colour printing (well, technically, didn’t show me, as unlike with B&W where you can expose and print using the red safe-light, with colour you have to work in complete darkness as anything you can see, the paper can see.  As you can imagine, its not exactly easy lining stuff up, fumbling around and getting the exposed paper into the print developer doodah thingy, which has to be the right way up….

    I’ve absolutely loved exploring the photo-grams, and really wish I could do more.  Have so many ideas on how it could be expanded further, by using different combinations of glass, whether that be shape, pattern or colour, but also would love to explore scale.

    Alas, I ran out of time, and we have our exhibition opening next week, so I’ve had to bite the bullet and work with what I have already got.  I won’t show you everything just yet, as there’s an exhibition at the University of Derby for that purpose, but here’s a few of my favourites (including a couple more B&W for interest!)

  • Glass

    Going International!

    My work is going to be featured in my first international exhibition soon!   Okay, so it’s actually in the based in the UK, but features glass makers from around the world, and I m thrilled to think that my glass is going to be exhibited alongside some internationally aclaimed artists.
    As part of the International Festival of Glass, the Contemporary Glass Society are holding a Medallions Exhibition at the Ruskin Glass Centre – here’s my entry:

    Glass Medallion
    I’ve been looking forward to the IFG since they confirmed it was on, which seems like a long time ago – I’ve been the last two times (it’s on every two years) and for anybody with a love of anything glassy, I can’t recommend it highly enough (well, its good even if you’re not a glass addict!) – I usually blog about it, so if you want to see the sort of work you can see, take a look at these earlier blog posts:

    “Off to the IFG” (Images of 2008)

    “What We Saw at the IFG” (August 2010)

    Can’t wait to go to the Festival, and so excited to be part of it!