Sunday, 27 March 2011


Experimenting with some papers for some chine-colle I stumbled across the paper version of sgraffito. Slow drying acrylic on glossy paper. Its a technique that I love in ceramics and come back to / experiment with often. This paper version could be useful for trying out new designs and colour combinations.

some contour plates I made last year...

...and a moth bowl I made about the same time

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

text weaving ^2

Current project extended by another two sessions. Think I am wandering off-piste a bit but then thats is where I seem to have most fun... Still working with the same text, I have started to experiment with braille and creating mini concertina books in aluminium.

twisted silk threads merge with handwritten text

squares of writing spiked

moving text into texture

combining (very loose) calligraphic marks with braille

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

text weaving

A college project based loosely on two main inspirations; Chris Marker's film La Jetee - taking forward ideas of memory and recording; and a sycamore wood bowl by Peter Archer in Hove Museum linking Text - Textile - Texture.   

Text; Date of Origin 14th c. from 
Latin texere, meaning ‘weave’. Its past participle textus was used as a noun meaning ‘woven material’, and hence metaphorically ‘literary composition’. English acquired it via Old French texte. Other English words from the same source include context, pretext, subtle, textile, texture and tissue. (source;

lightbox image of first weave - handwritten text woven between silk threads

layers of text painted with acrylic on tissue paper

tissue paper twisted into ropes and woven on a warp of fishing wire

long exposure shot of finished weave

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