Friday, 2 May 2014

It's Spring and The Potterer is back!

I hope I can remember how to do this....  Oh, yes, you just ramble away, don't you...?   Okay I can still do that :-)

Having left my blog neglected for over a year(!), I think it's about time I began writing some posts again. I might even have a little time to do it now...

I'm in the final furlong of my BA with just one more module to complete.  I can't quite believe I've got this far!  The biggest milestone was reached earlier this week when my Dissertation went to the bindery - for hand-in tomorrow :-)  Big, big sense of relief.  It was wonderful to finish it...  Not that I'm saying I didn't enjoy researching it, because I really did, but it was a lot of work and a lot of reading and a lot of sitting at a laptop typing it all up. Over the past 6 months, I've written around 16,000 words in Project Proposals, Project Plans, Project Development Reports and, finally, my Dissertation...   So, apart from a few words here, now and then, I'm having a long rest from writing stuff!

So...  the final module? It's all about clay (yippeeee) and it's going to be a challenge (so I think it is probably worth a post or two here.) 

Here's the plan:  I'm going to (try to) make a large hanging sculpture (nearly 4 metres in height and about a metre wide) consisting of around 120 ceramic helixes.  I may or may not achieve this, but we'll see...  The work is for a particular site which I'll come to in a later post along with some info on progress so far. In the meantime, here are some images of the test pieces I've made just as a taster for what's to come... 






I'll be back soon with more info on the progress with my sculpture and some feedback on the experience of my final year at Newcastle College.  BFN!