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Illustration project

Since our beautiful walls have been put up (with huge thanks to a very dear friend who was kind enough to take time off work to help us) and painted white, we have decided that we want a huge mural on the outside of the studio walls.  So the idea is to do lots of illustrations in black and white using black marker pens, and these illustrations then lead on to others, eventually every drawing will be linked in some way, and they will cover the entire outer wall of our studio.

Me and Sue started drawing and it was quite difficult to stop! It is a lot of fun. We had a workshop to teach so had to stop, but will be carrying on as soon as we get the chance!!! So far we have things like Poseidon holding his trident – which is also a telephone wire post – with a sausage on top!


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Base Art Studio is READY! COMPLETE! DONE!

… Well apart from a few things like lighting and extra sockets/power points which will be installed soon.

Here are some pictures of the completed studio 

We gave a workshop on Tuesday as a part of The Factory’s ‘Summer Art School’, there is another one next Tuesday too.  Some lovely things were made – we rolled slabs and placed them over plates so that when they dry the shape of the plate is kept.  The people who attended then created images on these plates, using textured items like stamps, leaves and cookie cutters.

– Lara

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No Surface, All Feeling

It’s been a while since our last post, things have been up in the air and we haven’t really had a lot to post!

This week we’ve worked really really hard to get my exhibition up.  Me and Sue managed to finish putting it up yesterday – and it was very ….. time consuming, and let’s just say that patience is a virtue!!!!!  We have learned a lot this week, using clips and fishing wire … As well as working in the ridiculously boiling hot gallery.  We can not stress how boiling it is up there.

But the final product looks good.


We were hoping to have more to post this week but things have been moving slower than we expected.

– Lara

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Pop-Up Gallery

Lara and I are taking part in a exhibition in Pontypridd. The gallery is a Pop Up Gallery, The works are very interesting. I put two drawings and Lara put two sculptures. Here are some pictures.


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Quick update :)

Hi everyone, it’s been all systems go this last week or so which is why we haven’t had a chance to post!!

Last Thursday we took the Valleys Kids art group to St. Fagans National History Museum with Anne (who runs the groups), with the intention of doing some sketching and photography.  It was great to be out ‘on the road’ with the group, and a nice change to be out experiencing the surroundings and trying something new.

Here are a selection of photos Sue took:


And some I took:


This week I’ve been stressing over a short-notice photography exhibition, Sue is in London for a few days, Liz has just got back from Scotland and Jan has been working so we haven’t been spending a lot of time on the studio (which is naughty I know!), but normal service should resume soon 🙂

– Lara


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First Post!

Hi everyone, this is our first post!  We are four visual artists working in the basement of The Factory, Porth.  We mainly work in ceramics, but do branch out in to other mediums like wood, painting and textiles.

We have been getting the studio ready over the last 2-3 weeks – before this time it was a dark storage area so we’ve given it a few licks of paint – and now we’re on to the marketing side of our jobs! – until we get some electricity put in so we can use our little kiln!

Here we see two artists in their natural habitat –


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