After treating myself to the wonderful book Making and Drawing I feel inspired to update on some of my recent making.
Making for me in very much a part of the drawing process, in fact, it could be seen as an exploration of line and mark itself.
Surface, texture, form and conversations.
Let's have a look at what's been going on...
Exploring the relationship between size, weight, line and clay body
these two objects have an interesting dialogue:
I have taken a cast of the inside and reverse of the same mould here
and the surface quality is again interesting..
The way it picks up the stitch is magical:
And the depth of the line draws you in further still:
I then stopped to think about what has been happening during the whole process of the making....
> During slip-casting you are always left with waste slip.
> Reusing the flexible moulds pushes them to their limits.
They begin to disintegrate and become unusable, but surely this is not the end of their use?
I started to consider how I could utilise all of this....
and through a process of composing with the waste cloth:
...using the excess slip to take a cast or in this case 'print':
I have been presented with some interesting results:
Taking this further into the positioning of stitch, line and altered surface -
you are offered a whole new line of enquiry still!
I'm quite excited by this process and see lots of potential in its capabilities longer term....
I wonder how this might work in to my current degree show set up however,
could this become part of / a canopy in itself?
and what about these forms:
They are starting to take shape a bit more too...
It's not that long away now, when this work will be up on show
I can't wait to see it!!!
But for now, it's on with the making...