Monday, 12 June 2017

what's in the box

An excitement this morning with the delivery of the new fliers for our exhibition at 44AD in September

Chained and Unchained

Continuing my exploration of hand stitch which began with small experiments with chain stitch, this piece mounted also acknowledges the drawing of  Cy Twombley and the painting of Howard Hodgkin.


Experimenting with chain stitch led on to a freer approach which I termed "unchained". The death of Hodgkin earlier this year suggested this piece using the frame that the whole group decided to use.


"Boom" uses this free approach to stitch and its reverse makes a nod to the freedom found in quilts from the Gees Bend area of America


     

Still working and experimenting, watch this space!
                           










Wednesday, 7 June 2017

mixing materials

With the degree shows in full swing my work has been moving slowly but I have enjoyed the chance to contemplate movements.
Working with the sandblasted ceramics, adding threads and crochet I have been struck by the textures and varying natures of the materials, truly letting the materials speak to me. The next step I'd like to take is to translate this into knitting.



Sunday, 21 May 2017

bloom book




I spent time with Sarah Morpeth, papercutter, and have made a 'bloom'book.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Altered postcards

Another batch of postcards that have been altered ready to pass on to the others to re-alter. Using our own themes of work. I use this exercise ,the dark art of procrastination, as a warm up to the real work for the gallery in 44AD Bath, haha!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

a visit to Bath

Five of our group having a cuppa before visiting 44AD. It was great to see the space as a group to start considering what work might go where.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

books

17 April 17 - Corinne Renow-Clarke


For a number of years I have made sketchbooks to take away on holidays and trips. Each book takes about a day to make as there are lots of pages to cut and paint before stitching the pages together. I try and work in them every day when I’m away maybe noting colours in the landscape, traffic details on roads, people, quirky windows, doors and chimneys etc when we’re actually travelling. On our days out I love to go to museums and stately homes where I can revel in drawing the wealth of patterns and details to be found or to draw landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Drawing is fundamental to my work; I need to draw every day.


My intention is to make some sketchbooks based on Bath. The Victoria Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum, the American Museum, the Fashion Museum and the Roman Baths are just a few places to visit and draw. Then there are the many wonderful architectural buildings and landscapes to record in and around Bath. These sketchbooks will be on display at our Underpinning exhibition at 44AD near the Abbey in September along with any work inspired by my travels.