... and getting sidetracked by a beautiful sunset, dreaming of looking at the sky in Spurn Point.
Chalk is not only a common stone in the UK's coats, it was also used to prevent and slow down the erosion of the shores at Spurn Point. Nick received delivery of a couple of pieces of Chalk last week. He will soon be experimenting with it as part of his materials research.
Invented in France in 1860, barbed wire was further developed in the United States, where it was used to restrict cattle and secure territory. Barbed wire’s singular purpose - to keep in and to keep out - was first put to use on the Great Plains of the American West in the late 19th century to … Continue reading Barbed wire
Our book collection seems to be growing of late... busy times ahead with, hopefully, no nightmares, as we immerse ourselves in the cruel reality of the WWI.
Nick's received 10kgs of clay yesterday. The planning is moving from ideas to drawings to shapes. It's an amazing process to be witness to, as he starts playing with the materials and concepts and communicating these into 3D.
As part of the many ideas for art pieces and materials that Nick has been working on, this Sunday was all about colour and aquarium gravel...
As part of the Residency programme, Alex will be running 4 bread baking workshops. She wants to have a fluffy, easy and cheap recipe, with everyday ingredients, to get people inspired with making bread. For this she wanted to develop a white loaf made with plain flour that is light and fluffy. However, past experimentation … Continue reading Baking bread with pastry flour
Today Alex got her hands floured and ready to experiment with another recipe from the WWI period, this time from The Great War Cook Book by May Byron. Trying to replicate in some way the Government Regulated flour from the time, for this recipe was used a mix of strong wholemeal wheat with strong white wheat flours, potato flour and … Continue reading Oatmeal bread
After spending a few nights last week working on fictional texts, Nick is now we'll underway into translating those to a storyboard. The proposal has gone out to the Artists Residency team in Spurn and, whilst we wait to hear back (and hopefully receive a formal go ahead for the project), there's no time to … Continue reading Storyboard underway
As part of the preparation for the residency, Alex needs to learn and try out as many WWI bread recipes as she can find! This first attempt was for a dough incorporating mash potatoes.