Wednesday 16 September 2009

Work Placement with Dionne Swift

I have had the opportunity to spend a few days with Dionne Swift ( at her studio in Huddersfield. Today she was printing using a Steam Roller - which you can view on her facebook page tomorrow. She made a print plate for a huge collographic print 8 x 4 ft, messy but fun - see how the story unfolds.

Its good experience to help out an established designer in their studio and to see just what hard work it is working for yourself. I am back on Friday helping Dionne prepare for HOST ( Have really enjoyed my time with her.

Monday 7 September 2009

On-going Summer Project

This is the linen that nails were pushed through then left in a tray to get wet / weather under a tree. Really pleased with the results. I particularly like the dark areas where the nails were pushed through.

The experiment with the paper didn't really weather at all, having re-buried it after the chicken fiasco!

Went to visit an old dis-used textile mill which has been empty for over 10 years, couldn't get inside but managed to take lots of photographs of the outside and its distressed state.

Still lots of work to do on this subject matter!