Elemental: embodying the powers of nature

The assemblage spent 3 days in the river, as I was photographing it it fell apart, back into it's separate parts. I decided to glaze the separate parts and assemble after the firing. The drystane dykes are expressions of the genius loci - built using traditional knowledge and materials and are shaped by the weather, … Continue reading Elemental: embodying the powers of nature

Black clay: some updates added to the bottom of the post by date order

I ordered Scarva Earthstone Professional PF660 Black Chunky Sculpture Clay and started having a go on the assemblage/vernacular structure/sense of place/essence/ non-realistic representation. Although I tried not to make a boulder, I think it made itself. I wired the end off the clay, and using the harp cut some small slabs to begin working with it. The … Continue reading Black clay: some updates added to the bottom of the post by date order

What are wild structures

These words are from the dictionary of the Scots language: http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/hut. The terms of which are in common usage unlike the Gaelic which is more common in the highlands. Drystane dyke doocot: pidgeon hole usually near eaves in a building, structure to house doos cot: humble dwelling, cottage, workers housing belonging to employer fauld: an … Continue reading What are wild structures

Rethinking vernacular structures

I've started looking back at my research from last semester and rethinking what I want to work on this semester. I came across this which I found inspiring and has made me begin thinking about vernacular structures. Virginia McKinney (2012)Small habitats. Clay and steel (sculptures http://www.dailyartmuse.com/2012/01/) I'm revisiting everything today and have a tutorial for Ceramics … Continue reading Rethinking vernacular structures