I presented and participated in practice-based research at the 2nd Permanent Printmaking Symposium organized and hosted by UCLAN and AHRB funded. The focus of the symposium was to carry out practice based research to test the potential and possibilities of printing onto Refractory concrete, ceramics, glass and metal. Work below was showcased at SNAP 2015, 3rd International Printmaking Symposium, Germany. http://snap2015.de
Screenprint on pre-cast concrete, partially glazed
In 2014 / 2015 I contributed to Diorama, a collaborative project that focused on Blackpool's hidden treasures. Research focused on pantomime and travelling shows where I continued to explore my interest in Commedia dell arte.
I contributed to a group exhibition at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, organised by ArtLab Contemporary Print Studio. The brief required each participating artist to select and respond to work from the collections. I chose a large ironstone china jug made by Clayhills Pottery, Staffs 1866. I was attracted by the humor and mischief of the characters on the ironstone china jug. I experimented with various plates, images and composition, I was interested to see how the characters interacted with one another and the narrative changed when removed from their original context and re-positioned in alternative settings.