First section at bottom coming together at Nicholson-Harris Blacksmiths at NCM. Will form structure for a clinker tower that will have arms and a form that will allow nests to nestle within. The design has been arrived at in close collusion with a local author who has developed a story using the theme of a … Continue reading Clinker Spire
First attachment of clinker to tower structure. Use of hot glue and wire to secure. Also experimentation with PVA as an agent that can be used for glue and to seal surface.
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.
Pencil on paper. Study for Durham gala banner portholes in etching.
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.