Essential Playtime

Every year I aim to have workshop time not devoted to making works for clients, commissions or galleries. However, I have learnt that playtime is essential. Space to freely experiment, try out and appreciate ‘failure’- whatever that is. I had a wonderful day in December with a large saucepan of wax. This week that play is developing into something very pleasing, with the very simple act of dipping: (the way a candle is made) I do the same with the silverplate objects. The formal manmade forms took over by the organic, almost like stalactites…….to be continued…….


Dipped silver plate objects in leftover candle wax.

Last thought; building play into my practice opens up new thinking, experience, methods and techniques. As adults, we lose the right or give the time to play. It’s honestly the best.


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