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    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!)

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    Lustre at Lakeside

    Quick post time – this weekend is the annual Contemporary Craft Market event at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre.  If you’ve never been, it is well worth a visit – set in the beautiful grounds of Nottingham University, near the boating lake, Lustre features a selection of over 50 UK designer/makers.

    Lustre at Lakeside

    It always features a varied mix of established makers, up and coming artists, and always includes some of this years new graduates; if you go, don’t forget to go and meet my lovely friend, and studio share partner, Nicola Lidstone:

    Nicola Lidstone

    No relation, but this image has captured my attention, by Diane Turner:

    Diane Turner

    And, ever present, but a favourite of mine (of course, he makes glass!) is Stuart Ackroyd:

    Stuart Akroyd

    On this weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, get along if you can, there is SO much more to see!