Friday 21 October 2016

New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Members Exhibition 2016

 Light + Form

18 October 2016 - 13 November 2016, Master Bedroom
The New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass was formed in 1980 and celebrates the diversity of glass art techniques from blowing, casting, slumping, fusing, and flame working, to p√Ęte de verre and stained glass. Its membership includes artists, teaching institutions, suppliers, galleries, collectors and an executive membership including several other glass societies worldwide; as well as affiliation with GAS (Glass Art Society of America), and AUSGLASS (the Australian Glass Society).  There are reciprocal arrangements in place with the Australian, Canadian, British and Danish glass groups to encourage the growth of strong international relations and understanding of local and international developments.

The annual members' exhibition displays work that has been created during the preceding 12 months. The exhibition acts as a showcase of the current trends, ideas and innovations in New Zealand glass art. Around 40 works will be presented in the exhibition, including examples from a range of different glass art techniques.

Unfold Exhibition

Sunday 10 April 2016

Transformer toy mould making

Transformer toy figure master mould making in plaster. 
wax entrance at head, runner entrance from hands to legs to 
ensure wax flow to legs

Transformer toy mould and three part AA battery mould

Parrafin waxes, altered from original transformer toy figure. 
Creating more movement and character in each figure (ready for fighting action)
Arms have been extended, wax welded secured in place

Reservoirs at the feet for glass entrance, wax runners 
placed at elbows - joinng to legs to be removed after firing. 
Ready for refractory mould mix

Thursday 10 March 2016

50 hour Print Marathon Collaboration

50 hour print Marathon to celebrate 50 years of the Print Council of Australia.
This was organised in New Zealand by Toni Mosley of Blue Bathtub Press in collaboration with Simone Tippett of Union Street Printmakers in Adelaide and took place over 50 consecutive hours at Nathan Homestead, NZ and at four locations in Adelaide, Australia.

Each group produced 50 themed monoprints. Participants dropped in during the 50 hours and worked on parts of several prints at a time. 

The focus was on building communities, having fun, experimentation, play, and collaboration. 25 prints from each city will be swapped with the other and, later in the year, each city will exhibit their 25 prints alongside the other city's prints. All prints will be for sale and commemorative zines will also be available.

Myself and other members of the Waitakere Printers Ink went along to take part, working with slight hesitation whether or not your adding or defacing the print. Overall a fun and interesting project and look forward to working alongside other printmakers in the future.