Production gallery

Following on from my project with Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills I am developing a new series of porcelain and light sculptures.  Below is a gallery of images of my work in progress.  I am working on five new pieces that are derived from my love of the cinema.  I often start out by drawing a work with pen and pencil.  There are also images of the various processes I use to create the work.  Each work requires quite a long journey spanning up to a year where I take ideas and drawings through processes that involve various clays, plaster casts and various forms of porcelain.  

Dana

Dana

Drawing of potential lighting application

Dana

Dana

Pen and pencil drawing

Amber

Amber

This image shows an imprinted slab of clay being prepared for the introduction of plaster. The print was made using soft paper

Amber

Amber

Detail of paper print in clay

Dana

Dana

Interior of derelict tanning works in Otley. This beautiful, former engineering workshop inspired the piece entitled 'Dana'.

Amber

Amber

Full size card model of the work. I often make full scale models to help me to understand how the piece functions in space.

Juliet

Juliet

Plaster cast of lengths of wool

Emily

Emily

Initial drawing of how the sculpture might look

Emily

Emily

This is a test piece showing how LED light is working with porcelain. The marks, which have the appearance of streaks of light, are made by cutting into the surface of very soft clay.

Emily

Emily

Marks made in formica by dragging heavy, abrasive objects across the surface.

Untitled

Untitled

Test piece of porcelain with LED back-lighting. The image in the porcelain was taken from the surface of a tree in Chevin wood. This piece, which I have yet to develop, has the feel of a glowing ember.

Chandelier design

Chandelier design

Pencil design drawing for a chandelier

Juliet

Juliet

Porcelain slip residue during production of Juliet sculpture

Amber

Amber

Carefully prising a clay form from a plaster cast

Emily

Emily

Clay work in production

Dana

Dana

Tests using porcelain slip on plaster