Graf Zeppelin carved in white chalk. Happy with form. Next step involves the introduction of feathers...
Developing new work using polyester resin and coloured gravel. Themes of erosion and passing trade of Spurn gravel sloops.
We've just come back from our second reccie of Spurn and preparation of the upcoming residency. Five and a half months to go! Getting heads together and making sure we are all in the same page with our hosts, that the work being proposed fits the location's Nature reserve status and respect the wildlife. Exploring … Continue reading Spurn point reccie 2 – a cold winter trip
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.
Day out today to go and see the WWI exhibition at the IWM in London. Beautifully curated and educational exhibition, highlights the trenches, the interactive displays and the wealth of information. Highly recommended to stop by for a few hours. Heads bubbling with ideas now.
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
In August we had a chance to stay at a friend's up in Hull and use his home as a base for our explorations of Spurn. Nick had arranged with Andrew Mason for us to go on one of Spurn's safaris to recce the place and we were both looking forward to it.