Category Archives: Sketchbook

Part of the journey.

It was the conversation with M. about the possibilities of making books as a way of collating the amount and diversity in my work that set me thinking also about my sketch/note books and how they, and in particular my … Continue reading

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The effect of charcoal making on tin.

  A side product of the making the charcoal has been observing what has happened to the surface of the metal tin it has been made in.

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Making work inspired by ‘3 circles’.

Using some of the simple sketches I have made that refer to the living willow sculpture ‘3 circles’ I wanted to explore the possibility of including these different perspectives into one work using charcoal on a paper surface prepared with … Continue reading

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Trying out homemade charcoals and inks.

I became aware of Tony Bevan some years ago and was aware that he uses charcoal as one of the main mediums in his work. The essays in the book by Toman and Sinclair- Wilson give some good insights to … Continue reading

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Experimenting with tea bags.

Just exploring the possibilities of making marks/staining using tea bags.

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Willow Pattern.

Having explored some mark making with the ink I wanted to try out its potential in producing a monotone image. At the same time I was having these thoughts I was reading a book, ‘Willow’ by Alison Syme. It is … Continue reading

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Charcoal drawing.

I have realised that the experimentation I have been doing ‘around’ willow has led me to doing less drawing so I just wanted to do some quite free work as almost a loosening up exercise. As I was drawing I … Continue reading

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