My practice revolves around environmental issues and plastic pollution, so when my collaborative partner for the Impact 10 conference told me that she was sending me a gift of a traditional terracotta water carrier I was very excited. It would contrast beautifully with the plastic bottles that had been the focus of previous work. I […]
A cool misty start to a warm sunny day in Cornwall. The beach looked beautifully clean at first sight. This beach is regularly scoured by walkers and the weather has been good, so I was not surprised. However in 2 hours I still found and picked up the following: 44 tangled lumps of various plastic […]
So much of my work is inspired by the sea: its power, beauty, waves and tides, erosion, time and change. The fluidity of wet porcelain clay in particular lends itself to creating shell-like structures and wave forms. Larger stoneware forms were created with the help of moulds.
ENDLESS HORIZONS HIDDEN DEPTHS CONCEAL MANS’ GREED POLLUTED GRAVEYARD
My partner Barry and I have been travelling in his van around N. Spain, France and Italy with a short sortie through the Alps, camping most of the time. It was an incredible experience. You can view my blog at: https://bjontour.wordpress.com I didnt manage to do the planned daily sketch but hope to produce some art […]
Our oceans are being plundered. Stocks of some popular fish in British waters have fallen to 6% of the level they were 120 years ago (Marine Conservation Society 2010). The global fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than that which the oceans can sustainably support. In other words people are taking more fish out of […]
24th -27th July 2014 St Olaves is a cool, contemplative space in the centre of a bustling city. This is an exciting site-specific exhibition by 6 artists working in very different ways.