Emma Baldwin Ceramics- I was first introduced to clay at school aged 14 and have been working with it on and off ever since.
In 1992, I completed a degree in ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic, where I had the privilege to be taught by both Walter Keeler and Mo Jupp - two truly inspiring potters. Jump forward 30 years, after teaching and running an Art Foundation course, I am back making pots again! My inspiration comes from many sources and is realised through the process of combining hand built and wheel thrown forms.
All my pieces are unique, with evidence of the hand-built remaining integral to the work.
Lou Sharpe - Original Inks on Paper
I am fascinated by and have always used the process of ‘Automatic drawing’ in my work.
Drawing with a completely free hand brings the subconscious quite literally ‘onto’ the surface and helps remove rational control.
Rhythm and repetition are also important parts of the processes I use, I will always have music playing when I work.
The line work can be calm and singular perhaps solitary or when overlaid becomes frenetic and rhythmical.
My natural impulse is to create balance on the paper but by using carbon paper to create the line work I can remove some of that control.
The brush work by contrast is more deliberate but I have found when using Acrylic inks there is a wonderful element of chance with how they behave on the paper.
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