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Intuition

Posted on 24 July, 2019 at 10:45 Comments comments (0)



...I know there are many moments in my working day when I sit back and ask myself, How do I know that this particular creative decision on the dance floor, going from x to y, is right?  What makes me so sure I’m making the right choice? The answer I whisper to myself is often nothing more than “It feels right”.

Twyla...

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Take Five with Katie Iacovou

Posted on 18 July, 2019 at 4:35 Comments comments (0)



Katie Iacovou is a ceramicist who works with irregular forms which allow her a sense of freedom within the making process; finding beauty in the slightly wonky pieces. Hand building and coiling are used and there is a fluidity from the starting point to the finished piece.

 

Some of the textures and colours are influenced by the Cornish coastline and others b...

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Generosity

Posted on 11 July, 2019 at 3:55 Comments comments (0)


"One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors."

Cyril Cusack


How many times have you found that your work or career has been taken to another level, or just made a little easier, by the generosity of others?


It could have...

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Take Five with Nicola Anthony

Posted on 9 July, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)


Nicola Anthony is a visual artist based between Dublin and Singapore, and an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. In recent years she has completed three artist residencies, had a solo show at Singapore Art Museum, exhibited in the Kuala Lumpur Biennale, been invited to install public sculptures in Singapore and Los Angeles, and received accolades and recognition for her work. I...

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Doing

Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 4:05 Comments comments (0)


Sometimes we spend a lot of time thinking about doing something. Often a lot of that time can be spent thinking about all the things which could possibly go wrong if we do something. Prevarication is a great way to avoid mistakes.  (Or delay success.)


Considering risks is a sensible step to take before you a) cross the road in ...

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Take Five with Nicholas Fry

Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 3:25 Comments comments (0)



Nicholas Fry has a fascinating job as a Historical Advisor. An actor himself who has appeared in on stage and television, including 'Coronation Street', 'Heartbeat', 'Cold Feet' and 'The Forsyte Saga', he now also works with people creating historical pieces who need help on how things should look, what costumes should be worn, what buildings should be in a shot, etc. As the Trivia sections on IMDb attest, peo...

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Collaboration

Posted on 28 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)



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Sometimes we have ideas which are great, but which don't happen because of a variety of reasons: we feel we lack of time or expertise; we only have part of an idea; our idea is basically good, but limited by our thinking; we feel we 'have' to do it all ourselves and not ask for hel...

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Take Five with Laura Hepworth

Posted on 19 June, 2019 at 4:00 Comments comments (1)



Laura Hepworth is a Conceptual Artist whose work explores process through themes of creativity and connection utilising drawings, painting, printmaking, large scale sculpture and installation as a means to transform the familiarity of the everyday into what is perceived as uncanny. 

Laura graduated in 2015 from University for Creative Arts, Canterbury wi...
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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or metal sculpture to a specialist who will create a mold and make a bronz...

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Enjoy the Journey

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)

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