Stone Carving workshop

During my residency at Westbury Arts Centre this summer, I was able to attend the workshops running there, including the two-day stone carving workshop by Adam Williamson. I had never tried any kind of carving before, and it was a lot of fun and something I’d like to try more of, along with wood carving.

My carving in progress

Upcoming talk: Life After Art School at MK Gallery

Later this week I will be taking part in the Life After Art School talk at MK Gallery. Along with artists Julie LeFevre and Matt Taylor, we will be talking about our work, and sharing our experiences from the artist in residency programme at Westbury Arts Centre.

There will also be contributions from Angelika Studios, Wysing Arts Centre, and Artworks MK.

For more information please visit the MK Gallery event page here.

Wednesday 14th August, 6:30 – 8pm. Free.

life-afterartschool

Masking workshop

I’m about halfway through my Residency at Westbury Arts Centre now, so I thought I should share some photos of what I’ve been up to so far! I will post more stuff soon, but for now here are some pictures from a recent workshop here that I attended. It was learning masking techniques run by artist Cathy Read, who currently is currently exhibiting with ceramist and architect Sally Brooks in the ‘Shack to City’ exhibition in the house here at Westbury Arts Centre.

It was really refreshing to be learning new techniques, and I really enjoyed spending the day playing and experimenting. As a beginner you feel a lot more free to play and less precious about the outcome, which I think is an important attitude to try and maintain at any level of your art practice.

Various stages of the process.

Playing!

One of my pieces finished.

Another finished piece, using a different masking technique to the previous piece.

Art Residency at Westbury Arts Centre

Art Residency at Westbury Arts Centre

Some information on artists Julie LeFevre, Matt Taylor and myself as the current Artists in Residence at Westbury Arts Centre in Milton Keynes. We will be working there from now until the end of August, and will be exhibiting in the Graduate Artist Exhibition, 10–25 August 2013 in the Barn Gallery at Westbury Arts Centre.