About Me

The Everyday in Wire. 3D everyday objects made in wire focusing on line.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A quick update!

Hey, just a quick update on how things are going!
The legendary journals are being handed in today and then its back to practical work with 13 days left til the last ever deadline of contemporary crafts :( its been a big emotioal rollercoaster that i shall miss terribly!

The finished jounals complete with felt spine and wire detail.

So i have 13 days to do as much wire drawing and felt making as possible, my fingers are going to be sore prunes by the end of term but i cannot wait!
Anyway back to work....just thought id fill you in.
Thanks for reading
Louise xxx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

First Anniversay: Paper Exhibition at Unit 12

Saturday (7/5/11) was the Private View of the new exhibition at Unit 12 in Stafford. The First Anniversary: Paper Exhibition features a range of makers 25 in fact, who use paper in their practice. Some stunning pieces include works from Jennifer Collier, Susan Cutts, Maggie Hollingsworth and Julie Arkell.

This is an image of the majority of the work in the exhibition. I'd recommend you visit the gallery to get the full impact of this amazing exhibition.

This is the activity I ran on the day, making paper watering cans! I love this job! Everybody enjoyed this activity and people of all ages joined in with the fun. I have to say the majority of adults who participated, also enjoyed the peeling of the PVA glue from their fingers just as much as the activity itself!

So have a look at this stunning exhibition at Unit 12, Tixal Heath Farm, Tixal, Stafford. Open Thursday to Saturday 10-4.


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Wire Curves

My work is all about the celebration of female curves. Many women tend to hide their curves away as they see them as ugly and as fat. I believe curves are sexy and should be shown off and admired. My work aims to highlight these curves and make them decorative and beautiful as curves naturally are.
I create pieces of body ornament that could be worn but also stand alone as sculptural pieces.
I love the contrast between the wire and the felt and exploring this contrast is fun and exciting. The felt is all handmade which is a lovely quality and resembles femininity whilst the wire appears delicate and fragile to represent womens feeling towards their bodies.

This is a felt cast of a breast with wire floral details and fabric ruffles.

Wire drawing detail.

This is a sample 2D piece exploring the combination of patterns and materials with real objects.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

First post

Hey all, this is a new blog i have created to post updates of my work so please have a look and feel free to comment.
More images to follow soon xxx