Clinker is a waste product that forms on the crucible beneath a metal forge. It is composed of coke and other impurities which form in the process of iron making. We have a blacksmith in Wakefield who is collecting large amounts of this for us to use in a sculpture. The overall form of the … Continue reading Clinker
End of second week at the studio developing new techniques and finding our feet in a new art making space. Use of new equipment, sourcing materials and realising things are done differently everywhere! It's a great thing to have a wife who is also a dedicated and beautiful print assistant. Thanks Alex.
Trip to the Chantry chapel today to meet David Royston, Chair of the trust and see the space with a view to installing the clinker tower piece within the basement. Several decades of history notable through build-up of spiders webs, a twisting stone staircase and prospect that the place floods on a regular basis. A damp and underground odour which gives … Continue reading Chantry Chapel
Pencil on paper porthole study for 'violent confrontation' banner.
Australian seamen and different trade unions, slogans and graffiti down at the dock.
Two prints from last week of etching course. The one at the bottom just a plain etching on hard ground. The one above with the addition of Aquatint and sugarlift.
Aquatint on a hard ground.
Aquatint on a hard ground etching with heavy acid bite outline.
The Pursuit of the Idle. Coalpickers tirelessly picking a seam (even when out of work).