Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Atelier NL is a design studio in Eindhoven. Lonny van Ryswyck is one-half of the duo behind the studio and their project, To See a World in a Grain of Sand. As part of this project they built their own glass oven to create glass from sand samples from around the world considered defect by … Continue reading Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

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Atelier NL – what a discovery

At the start of my MA, I had two distinct ideas for my long-term project work. One related to the interaction and bonds between dogs and humans and the other related to geology and the human impact on the earth in our relatively short time on it. When I learnt about the sand crisis only … Continue reading Atelier NL – what a discovery

New experiments with sand

Today is one of those days where I have felt as though it will be impossible to get everything I want to get done, done. But one of the main things I wanted to try was some new techniques with sand and sea water. The weather is pretty atrocious here today, with grey skies and … Continue reading New experiments with sand

Creativity and how to nurture it.

I wrote the following on my Everyday Thoughts section today: I have so many plans and ideas, what I don't have is plenty of time. My day job can be mentally draining, leaving not much room for creativity after working hours are done. I hate to sound as if I am complaining but I do … Continue reading Creativity and how to nurture it.

Final reflection

As the first half of my flexible two-year MA in Photography comes to a close with the assignments' deadline today, it provides a good opportunity to recollect where I have come from and where I now plan to go. Full circle would be one way to describe my experience. But I am now much clearer … Continue reading Final reflection

Why sand?

As a former journalist and someone who has always held an interest in environmental issues, as well living in a coastal area, I feel dumbfounded that I have only recently discovered the importance of sand and the detrimental effect humans are having through their use of it. I feel as though this is an issue … Continue reading Why sand?

Week 12 – getting close.

The last two weeks of this module have proved a challenge and enlightening. All four workshops are done; with one specifically asking participants to create work for the exhibition. Having only come to the definitive plan for my ongoing work halfway through this module, I don't feel the workshops or the exhibition resemble exactly how … Continue reading Week 12 – getting close.

Week 11 – workshops a go-go

Despite acquiring a chest infection two-days before my first adult workshop, I dosed myself up with cough syrup and ibuprofen and headed off. It was a great session, which had been over subscribed. That's nice but at the same time, on this occasion, made it difficult to dedicate time to encouraging participants to make potential … Continue reading Week 11 – workshops a go-go

Week Eight: Surface and Strategies – Workshop

I have well and truly gone from pillar to post this week. Having run numerous photo-related workshops I felt I needed to create something very different to my comfort zone. But I already have four commissioned cyanotype workshops set up for August so rather than reinvent the wheel, I have decided to combine the work … Continue reading Week Eight: Surface and Strategies – Workshop