Still modelling, but have reverted to clay, as I found some lovely squishy stuff. Two molds made today but having a problem with them moving when pouring, Its never happened before, whats going on! Its 8.30pm and I’m tired, dirty, and hungry.
I have just lost three days work, and I am on a tight deadline, all my molds broke when I dried them out. Either I dried them too quickly, or maybe the plaster is old. However the fact remains that it is all to be done again and hopefully this time will be ok, watch this space…………..
Procrastination is the order of the day, and though I know I should be getting organised in the studio for some new glass work, all I have managed to achieve so far is to spend some time on organising publicising my new website, and picking up some wood and modelling materials I need. I must make a to do this week list, and stick to it, although I know that I can make up for lost time by working late, not an option I know if mine was a nine to five job.
So, last night found me rubbing shoulders with the glitterate og Grimsby @ the launch of the Gate Gallery’s latest exhibition. My friend Caroline Matthei was showing in a joint exhibition with Sue Stone. It is a new gallery, opened last April I believe. A nice white space, and very welcoming, Caroline was delighted to have sold a couple of her pices on the opening night. Today, back to the drawing board, it has to be done, so that I can commence making next week. Tomorrow I shall borrow some lime wood that I know my friend has, and then the fun can begin.
Hello readers, 11th july 2007 well here I am on my new website, and I have to say thanks to the machine networks team. Lets hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship. I intend to use my blog, as an artists diary, so that anyone interested in my work, can keep in touch with current work, exhibitions etc. I have just launched my new “Earth Series” of gesso panels, and today I am going to start designing a corresponding collection of glass works. I shall use the same theme and sketches that I did for earth series. This is a dificult time for me, no actually the worst time of the making process is the’ blank sheet’ stage, but moving from concept to form is crucial, and wher you sweat the hard stuff. Wish me luck.
Jaq is currently accepting commissions for new work. If you are interested in purchasing, commissioning or exhibiting my work, please contact me.
I am pleased to announce the launch of my new web site jaqmccaughern.com. If you are interested in my artwork or art in general please be sure to visit often for regular updates.