Tonight was an open evening of the end of year show of the course. It was really lovely. I am still feeling the buzz! First of all, thank you so much for people who came to our show. It was lovely to hear the comment to everyone's work. Also thank you for all of my co-students who are fantastically helpful eachother throughout the year. Without you, I couldn’t have done it! Here I would like to share some images of my work, which I photographed prior to the show. Hope you enjoy it!
The display looks like this. I have got this corner space for five of my works. This was my first opportunity to show what I made to the public (except photography I did in the past). So I was pretty nervous.
BLUE BOX & BOOKS: Chagall’s above the town REMIX
This was my very first assignment. It’s a narrative box with lots of zippers and buttons which allow you to open and follow the story. It contains a lid page, four detachable books (all 3D pop up), ceramic base page and final page, which is inside the box when opened as you can see here. It’s a bit difficult to see how it works, so I made a guidebook for the guest. I’m thinking of showing in a video but can’t do it until the show finished. I will hopefully show that in a few weeks time, so please do call back to view!
Behind that, there are three tea cozies that I made out of hand-printed fabric, in which I designed in screen print. This was my first trial of screen print, so I was very chuffed about the result. I also did print on paper too.
This is the one of the two versions. I hand-drew the image of pots and pots and more pots..(Yes, I am a big POT LOVER!) like I did for fabric, and screen printed. Few people gave me positive comments on this printing. Thank you!!
HANETSUBO “yunomi” version
They are fairly recent ones. Been trying tableware with wings. (I love wings!) This is YUNOMI (Japanese tea cups) and I have been exploring this matt white glaze for a while, which I named it “February white” (as it had a good result in last Feb). My friend said they are pretty but it would be difficult to hold those wings as a handle of cup. Well, it’s actually not a handle because we don’t use a handle for drinking tea in Japan. So I shown him how I would hold this cup... then he asked me if he could see the real picture of my mum doing the same (how peculiar!), so that will be my next task! Anyway, someone really liked them and requested to buy them all! Can’t believe!!!
LUCH Bath ballistic angels
This was kind of the main work of the show I think. In this assignment, we had to promote an existing product. So I picked up LUSH and chosen “bath ballistic”. Just to note I made these all in ceramics and as for birdcage, it's plaster. It was last winter that I made these, and I used “bear” tree in winter as a blank canvas to display. It worked very well.
Just to add for this. I have got a short clip from when I displayed at outside of college. Video blurs a bit but it made them look like really flying!
Last year I had a fortunate opportunity to actually window-display them in our local LUSH store! This was just before the Christmas so it was such a lovely atmosphere. Great experience. The below is the photo of me displaying ceramic angels in LUSH window.
Thank you for watching. Right now I have got lots of ideas coming up in my head and can’t wait to go back to the studio in September. In the meantime, I will continue to work sock off to build my workshop. Slowly but surely... x M