Week 6 and work keeps me at home. The rest of the group have tutorials related to their context and methodology module which I do next year. I have to cancel my tutorial with Jenny. However I do work at home. I need to wash the silage wrap and work on the base for the CD ball. I play with the mike stands and see if I can make a satisfactory curtain of tendrils with them using old tent poles. The mike stands are great but I need to bend the tent poles to give me an arch.
I have a pile of old light fittings that I picked up years ago. They are large square white metal boxes and I used one for the base of the Milk carton Goddess. In principal they should make great bases but in practice they are a bit too light weight and flimsy. I had to fill the Goddess one with expanding foam to firm it up. With this top heavy form it isn’t working so I re think. I am going to try an old car wheel next. It fits with the aesthetic and the concept. I hope I can fix it so that it can be transported as component parts.
I try wrapping the green top tendrils around the stand and that doesn’t look right so I am going to wrap it in silage wrap, the ‘oil’ rising up holding the ball.
It’s coming together and I will have something to show at the end of the month but I have got a lot of work to do yet.
I had to stay home because Celf o Gwmpas were having a visit from an Arts Council Wales representative. I have met her before and she was keen to see something done with Celf’s old home the Beaufort Gallery and I have filled the shop front windows with Art and got Artists in there working. We also have plans to open as a Gallery/shop for the 6weeks running up to Christmas. She was really pleased and encouraging, as ever, and she suggested we visit projects in Wrexham.
We are all set to open on 18th November.
Typical me, this means that I will be simultaneously setting up the gallery shop in Llandrindod Wells and the Exhibition in Cardiff which opens 24th November. I have my timetable of events set out at home. I can do it.
In other exciting news we now have a potter moving into the stiwdio In Llandrindod Wells.