Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Various things

A good week so far...attended a Cultural Enterprise Marketing day on Mon run by Abigail from really informative and pretty full on! 

Really helpful for thinking creatively and practically about your approach to marketing, what is involved etc. I won't go over the whole event as its pretty detailed, but would recommend it for any creative businesses/artists/designers based in Scotland.

New studio is almost ready to move into; should be getting the keys early next week and can start to get shelving and workbenches sorted.
Putting the finishing touches to the new website..this will be ready for a preview soon as well!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Images of new work - 'The Albertan Animal'

 As part of the Craft Insiders marketing/pr service which I'm currently part of ('ve just had some images taken of new work by Shannon Tofts. Please see below...

Have been working on the website and facebook page for the new studio this week...these will be going live soon! There will be details of the services on offer and tuition available during the year. Updates will be posted here, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Enclosed plate diameter 25cm

Group of plates, largest 25cm in diameter

Details of pieces; cut out sections and layered imagery

Rectangular enclosed plate, w. 24cm 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Forthcoming exhibition

Details of an animal themed group show I'll be in, for anyone that's in the area.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Plates and studio update...

I have just finished the last few plates of my current series referencing taxidermy collections in Canada. Should be getting some more photos done soon, in the meantime here's a preview just out of the kiln! That's the last of making work for now, so I can concentrate on my written article and on getting ready for moving.

The lease for the new studio is signed, so while the remaining work is done on the space I can start work on a new website. The studio will be within a larger studio complex at Beaverhall Rd, just off Broughton Road, Edinburgh. Once the name etc. is finalised I'll post up more details. Looking forward to getting settled in, and having my own kiln (currently stored) back in action! Unusually for a ceramic workshop, the space has central heating (!) and plenty of natural light. 

To help towards funding the project, I'm applying for Fund 101 from Enterprise Nation. In order to get the money I would really appreciate your vote...
How this works is: go to the link for my page on their site, register with Enterprise Nation (only takes a minute and they won't send you lots of spam), and then go back to my page and click on the 'vote' button. If you get the page with no image on - just text, double click my name and that will get you to the voting page. If I get enough votes, I get the funding!

Many thanks for your support :)

More studio updates to follow.