Monday, 13 October 2014

R2 Gallery Opening, Svaneke, Bornholm

R2 Galleri opened for a short pop up exhibition in Svaneke, Bornholm. 
The exhibition, named Halv Ton.  

Six artists have worked on Bornholm since the beginning of September, in residency with European Ceramic Context, supported by many sponsors especially the Bornholms Regionskommune. They are Alice Walton (England), Pauliina Pöllänen (Norway), Brian Molanphy (USA), Timi Lantos (Hungary), Laura Garbers (Germany), & Andrew Deem (USA). Though each artist works independently on individual projects, one element that brings them together is the amount of raw material they were offered: a half ton of clay.

With special thanks to Stig Rex Thomsen.

With photo credits to Andrew Deem for images 7 & 8

Fishing floats, Nexø, Bornholm

Fishing floats strune across the ground. Held in their collections by ropes and netting. Drying in the sun. Found on the floor around Nexø harbour.

Colour Tests

Three different clays, varying colours and chamotte, mixed with different stains and oxides. My favorites below

Making in Progress- My Artist in Residence

Making in progress in the studio at Bright Park, Nexo, Bornholm

Photo credit to Andrew Deem for images 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

Mushroom Picking in Paradise Hills

My first experience of mushroom picking in Paradise Hills on Bornholm.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Residency in Bornholm, Denmark

On 1st September I left Brighton to begin my 6 week Ceramics residency on the Danish island of Bornholm. I am staying in the small fishing town of Nexo and making in a great studio in Bright Park. Here are a few groups of photos which I took whilst cycling around the east coast of the island. The first set are a series of colour shots.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Batch Production Hanging Decorations

Loads of casting happening this week. I'm aiming to make all of my Christmas stock before I leave for my residency. I've managed to make all of the decorations in two batches.