Moving away from textiles.Posted: February 6, 2014 Filed under: Field, Ideas | Tags: art, cardiff school of art and design, design, laser cutting., mixed media., textiles Leave a comment
I have attempted to further the work I have done with fabric dyes and my original pattern by introducing cardboard and wood veneer. The colours don’t stand out as much which I quite like as it makes the work more subtle. Although I have enjoyed the experimentation with colour and materials I feel I need to further develop the laser cut concept as it is more related to my own practice.
Furthering My Design.Posted: February 5, 2014 Filed under: Field, Ideas | Tags: art, cardiff school of art and design, design, laser cutting., student, textiles, workshop Leave a comment
Some of the results of another textiles workshop. I have taken the card laser cut pieces and used them as stencils with fabric dyes and a heat press. I have chosen to experiment with colours similar to the ones I used on the original design. Using the heat press is a fast way of working and producing sample pieces, but I feel it is limiting my work to purely be textiles based.
Fabric Experiments.Posted: January 30, 2014 Filed under: Field, Ideas, Process, Uncategorized | Tags: art, cardiff school of art and design, Corel Draw, design, laser cutting., mixed media., Morocco, textiles Leave a comment
This is the first thing I have created. The fabric sample uses paints on bondaweb that have been cut into a repeat shape to create the pattern and fixed using the heat of an iron. I have digitalised the pattern by scanning it and playing with it using Corel Draw before cutting out some cardboard pieces to experiment with.
Just hanging about.Posted: May 4, 2013 Filed under: Ideas, Process | Tags: arduino, cardiff school of art and design, ceramics, Ikea, invisible thread, mixed media., student, textiles, weaving Leave a comment
Holding devices for ceramic lighting. I have changed my mind about the way I want to hang my work. I feel that the wire structures were too intrusive. The hard, dark metal took away from the pure white, smooth objects. I have decided to use invisible thread which I am weaving to create little nets to hold the lighting in place. I feel they appear more mysterious now as you cannot exactly see how they are hung.
Three is a crowd.Posted: March 5, 2013 Filed under: Ideas, Skills | Tags: art, cardiff school of art and design, ceramics, clay, design, Ikea, student, textiles, texture Leave a comment
Finally out of the kiln. The works with a paper base have come out beautifully, I have no cracks in them which I am really happy about and they are just as fragile and delicate as the originals. Now, I need to do further glazing tests. The pieces created on embroidered thread are really interesting. Unfortunately they did crack whilst drying so are not as strong as the other pieces. The textures on the inside and out are wonderful, but I am developing objects that have a smooth appearance and are whole, so they do not have negative space within the surface. The problem with the embroidery is that they were too heavy whilst drying – also not enough clay was absorbed fast enough so they did not become leather hard quick enough. I am planning to make multiple artefacts to display as an instillation using light. Tomorrow I will begin my adventures in porcelain.
Machine embroidered ceramics.Posted: March 1, 2013 Filed under: Ideas, Process | Tags: art, cardiff met, cardiff school of art and design, ceramics, clay, design, dissolvable, embriodery, Ikea, mixed media., student, textiles, texture Leave a comment
Machine embroidery dipped in slip. After a stitch workshop using “dissolvable” materials and embroidery as a three dimensional object I have chosen to wrap them around balloons and do what I do to all artefacts created at the moment – cover it in slip clay. These experiments were a lot heavier when drying because of the fabric, and they took a lot longer to become “leather hard.” I do not think this method of working will be as successful as using the paper as they began to crack before they dried. The outcome of these and the previous three created will be realised on Monday when I am able to retrieve them from the kiln.
Hand weaving time.Posted: October 18, 2012 Filed under: Ideas, Skills | Tags: art, cassette, Csad, design, fixative, hand made, loom, material, tape, textiles, weaving Leave a comment
Hand woven cassette tape and string on a loom I put together during A Levels. I used spray fixative to make the material a lot more sturdy because it is too flismy. This material has a sticky consistency after being sprayed so can be sculpted and moulded around objects.
Stitch a lovely day.Posted: October 10, 2012 Filed under: Skills | Tags: art, Csad, design, drawing, free machine embroidery, stitch, student, textiles, thread Leave a comment
Stitch room open workshop. Went for a cheeky trip to Llandaff campus for a basic induction so we can use their machines and equipment anytime the workshops open. Already got my eye on the needle felting machines.