As you may recall I spent much of last summer creating a Silhouette Stop Motion Animation as part of my artist residency at Halsway Manor. Luckily, the final film was seen by the Somerset Heritage Trust who then commissioned me to create a film for them to support their exhibition 'The Art of The Potter' with the focus being upon the lives of the Donyatt Potters.
There is a blog post on the South West Heritage Trust website which explains the process in some depth and I hope you will take a look at it to see a little more about the project. However, the film itself focuses upon the last pottery in Donyatt, Pit Potter, which was run by the Arlidge brothers.
The commission has been a real treat for me as it has seen me move into vertical 4K film making which has been an enormous challenge. However, the greatest compliment (and terror) has come from the sheer size of the screens that the film is being shown on. If you look a the image below you can see a shot of the animation with the doorway to the pottery exhibition included to give you an idea of scale.
I was really lucky to be asked to speak to BBC Radio Somerset about my work so went to the studios last night to talk to Darren Daily.
Sitting in the studio was quite a strange experience but the process really reminded me how far I have come since graduating in 2014.
The interview is available for the next 28 days available if you follow this link www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07j9mf9 but I will try to upload it to the website in the next couple of days.
My paper cut artworks,inspired by Axbridge and District Museum, are joining the works of the other artist from the Muse: Makers in Museums project and will be on show at the Museum of Somerset. An excellent opportunity to see all of the artists from Devon and Somerset I am really looking forward to seeing the different artworks on display.
Its always the same with blog posts, nothing for ages then loads come along at once!
I am really happy to share the news with you that I have been selected as one of the artists working in local, volunteer led museums in Somerset and Devon.
Over the summer I will have the privilege of working with the museums collection and the marvellous and very knowledgable volunteers to create a body of work focusing on local craft. I can't tell you how many ideas I have and am only disappointed that the project will eventually have to end! However, I will be blogging as part of the project and will keep you posted with details a bit later.
I am extremely pleased to tell you that A2 Gallery in Wells is now showing some of my work. A2 can be found near St Cuthbert's Church and has some really interesting local Artists. Well worth a visit if you are in Wells.
Printing, Drawing, Animation,Teaching and being nosey.
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