Instagram – Contacts and Creative Inspiration

Paperclay shoes from an installation entitled  ‘Not all things go to plan’  by Alison Bournes. Some months ago I gained a new follower on Instagram.  This artist had started making shoes from porcelain paperclay and I assumed that, rather than being a coincidence, there must be a link to my own ceramic work.   A series of direct messages revealed … Read More

Sara Fanelli

‘Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly’ – mixed media illustration (from ‘Sometimes I think, Sometimes I am – by Sarah Fanelli)   I stumbled across Sara Fanelli’s fascinating work completely by accident a few years ago in the Tate Modern Bookshop.  I was looking for a present for a godchild and picked up her fabulous book entitled Mythological … Read More

Jane Daniell – Artist and Printmaker

Jane Daniell – Aquatint Etching “Once upon a Time” – (detail) I popped into Southbank Printmakers Gallery – an artist-run cooperative at Gabriel’s Wharf – just before Christmas with a friend who collect prints.  (We were on our way to Tate Modern but the Southbank has so much to offer that we took our time and meandered for a while). … Read More

Isobel

Isobel – an ‘art doll’ by Johanna Flanagan   It was by pure chance that I discovered Johanna Flanagan’s Instagram account, ‘The Pale Rook’, a few weeks ago and immediately started ‘following’ her.  I was intrigued by her work. The next day she posted an image of Isobel – an ‘art doll’ – the central character in an exhibition entitled … Read More