What do you see in this featured photo of one set of Fiona’s ceramic works? (My answers at bottom of this post). Here’s a brief taster of an article in Craft Scotland – full version here.
she’d like her work to be on show at the new V&A in Dundee, Scotland (currently being built)
she makes freestanding ceramic assemblages
very influenced by medieval art in Florence, Italy
studied fine art at Goldsmiths Art College (sounds like the start of a Pulp pop song!)
as mature student, went on to study ceramics at Glasgow School of Art and Cardiff
happily blends fine art and crafts in her work
there are serious health and safety risks in her artmaking
The 8th fact is that I am instantly drawn to her work, its ins and outs, negative space, simple but cheerful colourways.
I wonder what you see in the shapes on the shelf?
What I notice in the constructions on the shelf are shapes and suggestions of:
elephant, teapot, nougat, pointing, half hoops and a bucket, negative space, a well, a house, a still, a pointing finger, a window, a door, niche, archway, cavity, emptying, filling and visual rhymes (where sometimes the shape is actual and the same shape is in an opening or negative space).
Emma Ginnever produces just such beautiful jewellery – some of it bespoke for weddings, much of it just gorgeous gifts…. for others, or for yourself, depending on the amount of love and bank balance you have.
if any of the above should happen to fall under my Christmas tree, with my name on them well, they wouldn’t be turned away…
What do you mean – it’s a little bit late telling us this, August has started already?! Do I hear dissension? Verily, I raise a quizzical eyebrow.
But wait – let’s find the positive – you can start today and choose either the prompt for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of August. Oh look – the challenge against today’s date is “First” – so that takes you to the first anyway!!
Right: pencils sharpened, favourite writing pen aloft, knitting needles at stun-ningly gorgeous, or whatever creative tools you wish…… and GO!