PRINTING FABRICS

I have always wanted to get my patterns printed on fabric and I have recently been working with a company to create some exciting new prototypes! The process has been really enjoyable with the; planning and painting of the original artworks, the digital editing for the final design, deciding on fabric and labels and finally getting the pattern printed! I am so pleased with the quality of print and fabric of the tea towel. The colour stayed true to the design as well! Once I have decided on the other pattern, the tea towels will be available to purchase online through my shop!  

Digital colour schemes

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I have never been drawn to digital drawing before as I like being unrestricted by a canvas size and I enjoy the messiness of the creative process. However, no access to the studios due to Covid has resulted in me bringing my messiness home, which with cream carpets isn’t a very good combination! When deciding on colour schemes I always mix lots of different colour variations until I find a combination I am happy with. To avoid the messiness, I thought I would try my partners iPad, so I downloaded the AdobeSketch app and started experimenting. It is such a good alternative –  the process is quicker, you can make as many mistakes as you want and it is mess free!

I have put an image of my digital drawing alongside a process shot of me painting so you can see how the digital sketch translated onto the sculpture!

The process of making tiles

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G L A Z E D  A N D  R E A D Y  F O R  T H E  II  F I R I N G

A collection of my newest hand painted ceramic tiles which are awaiting to be fired. They explore different glaze colour combinations and patterns! I am really excited to see how these will turn out. For those who aren’t familiar with the process, these tiles above are hand built and then left to dry completely before bisque firing (the first firing). The work is then ready to glaze. Unfired, the glazes look muted and pastel colours, however when they are fired for the second time, they turn rich and vibrant in colour. The transformation is truly amazing!

Keep a look out for when they have been fired and see how they change!