Keeping it simple on my website

posted in: Design, Web

Images missing from my posts I recently noticed some of my older blog posts had display problems with images, and have just gone through all my web posts updating entries where images had stopped displaying correctly. This makes me want to share my newfound conviction that the best way to manage a website is to keep things simple, and use … Read More

Creating a simple pattern repeat

posted in: Design, Graphics

I recently created a simple watercolour painting of leaves filling a rectangular piece of paper, and instantly saw the opportunity to turn this into a pattern repeat. I painted watercolour leaf springs freehand onto a 9″ x 12″ 200gsm cold pressed watercolour / multimedia pad by Winslow from Eckersleys in Australia, using Winsor and Newton paints Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, … Read More

Laser cut woodblocks

posted in: Design, Print, Uncategorized

Before I produce my woodblock prints, my creative process goes through many stages. I often begin with field sketches and photos, then develop my ideas through a series of drawings and watercolour sketches. These stages help me to get to know my subject matter really well, in particular shape and form which are important elements of my finished designs. I … Read More

Exhibition print work

posted in: Design, Graphics, Print

I just created a poster and postcard design for a local art exhibition showcasing the work of my local ceramics group, and as the tutors name is Betty Jennings the exhibition is named after her classes: Tuesdays with Betty. When creating a poster/ postcard that illustrates the work created within a group of people its important to find a strong … Read More

Website for an art exhibition

posted in: Design, Graphics, Web

I just created a website for a Joint art exhibition held by a ceramic artist and a painter. I created a simple site design and layout, (based on a WordPress template) which helped to display the artists work cleanly and simply, showcasing their work not the website itself. The site design needed to be balanced across both artist’s work, so … Read More

3D printing – bracket for an IKEA lamp

posted in: 3D printing, Design

Once I had completed my drawing board, I needed a lamp for it,  an IKEA TERTIAL work lamp seemed a good option. The clamp base on the IKEA lamp is perfectly good for horizontal surfaces (like desk tops) but tends to rotate too much when clamped onto an angled drawing board. So, using 3D software we designed a modified clamp … Read More

3D printing – stamp

posted in: 3D printing, Design

I wanted to create a small plastic stamp that would leave a signature and date imprint on clay. Another of my interests is ceramics, see my online gallery HandmadeArt . I’ve always wanted to have a bespoke stamp to put on the base of my work, to give a professional touch. Usually potters write their initials and date on their … Read More

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