This project has been moving through different phases; research, exploration, conception, development, model and mould making, slip casting, firing, photography, discussion, reflection, slip casting of black parian, firing, photography, reflection, and lastly the discussion of how to communicate the work in the final showing in the 'show'. At this point I decided to try to … Continue reading Point of reflection
Week 2 of Analysis of Contemporary Context module and notes from a Creative practice as research seminar. Afternoon free writing session After initial recoil of horror at having to be interactive while being online, this session was thought provoking, useful and I think I wrote some quite useful notes during the ‘automatic writing’. The dogs … Continue reading Creative practice as research
I picked up my Tushker today, it can't really be called a Tairsgeir anymore as I used the archived drawing from Shetland so it's a Tushker. I need to leave it outside for a couple of days for the weld to rust, of course its not raining today for once. Photograph Affleck, Sketching the profile … Continue reading Tushker
http://www.cairnwater.co.uk/gaelicdictionary/?txtSearch=stack A reminder of source for peat glossary. I've found and ordered the peat glossary. An english article about peat cutting: https://solwayshorewalker.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/ask-the-fellows-who-cut-the-peats/
Image: wikipedia. Link only pasting photograph rather than text Different method of stacking to herringbone.
The cutting and stacking of 'turf' or peat result in vernacular structures. The peat is cut in slices and laid out to dry before it is stacked for storing. Some online images of turf structures (https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-peat-stack-on-south-uist-outer-hebrides-134518939.html) (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/115052965455962188/) Duncan MacDonald out at his peat cuttings near Gisla, Uig, on the Isle of Lewis Peat stacked in … Continue reading Peat cutting
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
This was the week of our deadline for the annotated bibliography, where we draw a line under our research so far and create a bibliography that we have made notes for ourself of the relevance and importance of each source. CARLSON-REDDIG, K., 2011. Re-Reading Critical Regionalism, I. SABOUN and J. VANEGAS, eds. In: Local Identities … Continue reading Annotated bibliography