Sunday, 20 July 2014

a swallow swoops and flutters....

across a dappled grey sky this early Sunday morn. A day for household chores and gardening as blooms need staking  deadheads need removing, cakes need baking for the week ahead. Lola has been taken for her morning ramble and I am left to don working skirt and pinny  to commence the day. First I thought you may enjoy a rummage through some photo's a look at close ups and details, ceramics embossed with detail layered up with washes of slip and oxides. I love nothing more than creating a painterly style of pattern, a hint at this and that, a nod to all the domestic kitchenalia I so love. Objects that once were everyday have since become our modern day treasures, jelly moulds, stripey jugs, edges of tea towels. I revel in the white ceramics now crazed glazes that have absorbed colour and stain , this worn look tells of hard times in the hands of many people and kitchens, cakes baked, puddings made it lives still to tell its tale.  Textiles to enhance and complete the story adding the finishing touches, patched and worn it feels comfortable and  reassuring, colours muted and faded, a bit of careful stitching and darning to enhance its life just a wee bit more.  My gardening skirt is a pale golden yellow now with extra detail on its hem line once discarded is now treasured and enjoying life for another season........








6 comments:

  1. I'm always happy when I see a post from you pop up in my reader. Even though I've only just 'discovered' you, I know I'm in for a treat! Your work is so unique and totally fun.

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    1. Hello Magpie I am delighted you enjoy my ramblings !!

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  2. Love that delightful apron piece!!

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    1. Hi liniecat,
      Thank you, the apron was a junk market find, I know a lady who sources all sorts of textiles pieces and this is actually a dolls apron. I did an exhibition in Wales at a little gallery run by the lovely Claire and I created a series of pieces to illustrate what inspires me ... a sort of cabinet of curiosities.

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  3. You are a master of Details...in your words, and art:)

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    1. thank you so much Hastypearl.. I am really pleased you liked it.

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