Thursday, 27 March 2014

Just spent an afternoon applying decals to crockery to go with a couple of my collections. It was a very enjoyable process and I was completely absorbed in it. The transfer paper is blue until it is fired, then it becomes clear, but in fact I like the blue blocks, and if I was doing it again I would have included some blocks of colour in the designs. 
The paper comes from Fotoceramics - send them your designs and they will print them off for you.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

This week I've been screenprinting some samples of a motif for a table mat, and testing to see if it looks better with some simple machine embroidery on top of the printing.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

One of the advantages of doing the course part time is that, in theory, there's a lot more time to get the work done. One of the disadvantages of being a mature student is that there's a lot of other things in life that get in the way and eat into your time. With the end of the course in sight, it's easy to let the pressure mount. But one of the things that I've found very helpful is a daily meditation. I've been doing it through Headspace 
which makes it very simple and straightforward, and is a supportive way to start the day, giving me a bit of space from all the busy thoughts about my project. By happy coincidence I've just reached the Creativity series in the programme. Highly recommended!