Monday, 11 October 2010

Summer adventures

Berlin wall





Berlin  Biennalle

Concrete blocks looks like clay wedges





Saudi embassy in Berlin


Sunday, 26 September 2010

In Opposition.

I'm rather pleased with the leadership election results. Congrats to Ed Milband, younger siblings are always cooler.

Friday, 24 September 2010

im starting with..

Trade Union banners.
Wood cut 1874, State Library Victoria.

Political art at its most emotional and productive. I'm attracted to the hand-made aesthetic and the collaborative making process. It may be time to dust them off and take to the streets again.
this one speaks for itself.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Current reading list.

C.R Ashbee - Workshop Reconstruction and Citizenship & An Endeavour Towards the Teaching of Ruskin and Morris.
J. Ranciére, History, Politics, Aesthetics. ed. G.Rockhill and P. Watts.
Karl Marx, A Reader, ed. Jon Elster
G. Naylor, The Arts and Crafts Movement.
William Morris, News from Nowhere
N. Klein, No Logo
G. Adamson Thinking through craft
j Baudrillard - The System of objects.
Thinking through Things Ed. A. Henare, M Holbraad.

Scary.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Lochinver Salt Firing with Fergus Stewart

our cottage

our neigbour




the kiln

me stoking.

eddie stoking



reduction

bbq

packing

Achmelvich beach

More good folk of Glasgow

Little Rhymes is a great bunch of folk breaking the tired clichés of what a Glasgow arts collective should be... 

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

UNTO THIS LAST

I wish I could attend this talk. they will hopefully publish the transcription somewhere.
Glenn Adamson, editor of The Craft reader and co-editor of The Journal of Modern Craft, will be in conversation with John Roberts, author of Intangibities of Form, about the re-emergence of contemporary artists adopting craft skills and how this plays out with capitalist modes of production.
this is the link 

Monday, 28 June 2010

imperfections perfected

Article in FT
Article in Guardian

Craft news making the headlines! -well maybe not the headlines, but making the papers at least.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

fired up!

Article from the times educational supplement on crafts council initiative to get school firing old kilns.
full article here

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Salt firing results






 

          

 

 


plate cracked - bummer.

COLLECT

Steven Bird - War on Pottery.

Just booked my train to london for COLLECT at the Saatchi gallery this weekend... how exciting!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Lochinver

Salt firing with Fergus Stewart
photos on The GSA Ceramics Blog

Some things I was making for the Salt firing....
The textures worked really well. The slips came out the wrong colour but im happy with the results. I'll get them photographed and posted soon.