Friday, 30 July 2010

Tapes+Ashes

Gig of the century so far.
Salix. Meles and Quercus in fine form at the brewhouse, taunton
the music you hear is totally improvised.
we create as we go along listening and responding to each other.

film projection: jo fairfax

go to you tube and watch the 7 part films.
links below:


video

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Crocoak


After the mark making of the end of the lamp piece I decided to carry that surface through onto a whole piece to see what it would look like.
I like the way the lines follow one another and the way the burning reduces the strictness of the order.

The joys of burning


When burning the oak with a blow torch, there are always times when the oak burns, glows and smokes in a most delicious way, this by no means captures that, with the smell and the heat as well, but it gives an idea. On hand water and a paint brush to save the lost of vital pieces.

Fortress Lamp


After a time away working in Tintagel making sundials with families and children and a trip to York for an interview for Sustrans, which unfortunately I didn't get, especially as it was a smashing job for the new cyclepath between Morecambe and Bridlington.
So back making and back to the charred oak series.