Renegades against the imagery of animals and flowers.

The constant flow of the same imagery on pots. I see most of all animals, plants, flowers… I have seen them way too often on ceramic artist’s work. Some do it very well, most likely the first artists who got it right, or the artists who have incorporated symbolism within the decoration. What I have seen most…

Round and Round… and square.

It feels like I have gone round and round. I look over the posts that I have done of late and it all seems that the same words keep popping up.  About trying to continue the blog and keeping you, yes you, up to date.  So let’s work on that . New forms! Gaining from…

Back on the road

  Time to get back on updating the website. Of course too much time has passed from the last time I logged on to my website.  A year-long residency done. A move, once again, to another part of Canada- I find myself now in Ottawa and Gatineau  region. I live in Gatineau but work in…

Slow movement and snails

Well, I am back. Phew, it has been a while. But it is well worth the wait. Especially when the work has been finally “worked” out. I can honestly say that I finally feel like this is going somewhere, this whole art thing that has taken most of my life and kidnapped me from some…

Case Study: How to start up your own pop-up art space

Originally posted on Bristol Creative Spaces Project:
Kollektiv Gallery’s Sophie Giblin on starting a pop-up art space By Anneka Warburton 24/03/14 Fresh out of uni, Brighton-based illustrator Sophie Giblin founded Kollektiv Gallery, a pop-up space for emerging artists. She tells Anneka Warburton about the books, courses, mentors and tools that helped her do it… Last summer, after completing a performance…

The market and show

Following last weeks post on “90%”, trying to understand the definition of art and crafts related to the market,  I was able to attend some art/craft events and an art/craft market.  The events were Culture Days in New Glasgow, Windfall Fine Art and handcrafts market. and Antigonight in Antigonish. The first events were Windfall And Antigonight,…

90%

90%   Why 90%?   Let’s start off with a thought that came to mind when looking  over ceramics online, mainly functional ceramics. I looked over local potters/professional potters of the area, international artists mainly related to ceramics, and looked over some lectures and podcast related to our art and art practice. I was looking…

Raised awareness of making and selling, small town market

Small town or city life, doesn’t matter anymore. The need to make is more obsessive than ever , but now I think about who I am selling to and where is my market for the type of pieces I am making. Quite the thought that keeps you up at night, dreaming of making pots and…