Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Great workshop! I would thoroughly recommend!
I was interested in what panels of fabric instead of doors would look like...
I like this model and am still deliberating over which type of space to make. I am aware that these panels are a lot more elusive and create a transitory experience whereas the doors (although not properly clear in the cardboard model) would be a much more solid, enclosed structure. The door model looks rather shanty-town at the moment but I plan for the final finish to be meticulously clean cut - aiming to bridge the border between art and design. As you can see with the door model, I am experimenting with the idea of a plain white exterior vs. a vibrant 'colourful inside.
Monday, 11 February 2013
I have also done some small models playing with ideas of spaces which you can walk through/around/in. I am leaning towards using shapes which relate to the notion of a door but which are not so obviously symbolic - hence the rectangular structures seen below.
This weekend, I had my first of two classes with artist and workshop owner, Linsi Ramsden at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. It was a full day and very interesting to learn all the processes of printing in clay as well as how to slab build! Made the box this week and next week we will paint and glaze it! I plan for my box to hold flowers. Check back next week for finished pictures!