By Veronica Gosling.
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Many of the older photographs here are the result of a lovely photography day out with Tony Cobley at Teignmouth.
I buy whiteware from a pottery in Stoke, and hardly ever change the first mark I make. The lovely blue glaze comes from Valauris in the south of France, and I have never found such a brilliant blue here, though I’ve tried.
The chickens date from the new millennium and continue to breed. My new designs in bright, primary colours are fun to do. MIRO someone said … well! Everything is fired high enough to be oven, dishwasher and microwave-proof and I quite often do commissions for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc.
We had a very successful Sunday at Studio 36 on 25th November!
We had a fun exhibition of children’s response to our fence project as the highlight of our OPEN STUDIO weekend; devised by Mary Bramble of our earlier sculpture trail event, with coloured marker pens tied to the fence, and removable pictures of faces from our garden sculptures. We’ve had about 40 passing young geniuses contribute names, likes, and habitats ranging from Seoul, Australia and Exeter as they have passed along Denmark Rd.
Every now and then I have a bonfire, and due to carelessness some bits of what I’m burning, scorch, but escape. One day when gathering these bits together I decided to use them. It has taken me a long time to find the way to do this, I’ve tried all sorts of backgrounds for the figure, collage, woodstain & finally decided on this acrylic painted background. For some reason the fence pulled it together. The actual figure is pasted on.
2.PERSON AND BIRD.
This one is all woodstain, pine, mahogany, walnut, ebony etc. except for the white which is acrylic. Several layers of finishing oil, and quite a bit of sanding when I made a mistake.