Florence Meade

Things I Make and Do

Tag: Organic

A still life at Beaujeu

Meadow flowers with ivy and olive sprigs, a bowl with a river smoothed pebble and a piece of irradiated quartz. Watercolur and bodycolour on paper
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Bob’s Museum of Found Objects

A museum of found objects including discarded wheel rims hung from a river smoothed branch and a wood burner and local signage resting in a nook. Charcoal on paper. Bobs Museum Sharper

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River washed trees and surrounding hills.  Watercolour on paper.  It was so hot that I had to load the brush heavily with paint. The paint dried on the paper quickly leaving sharp edges.

The Wasp

I wandered lonely as a wasp, who cannot find her feet
For every time she tries to land upon a tasty treat,
Waving hands and tempers flared, thwart her simple plan;
She only wants to settle down and feast upon some jam.

Quiet Spaces

On the theme of people sharing their homes and giving the gift of peace…

IMAG0973Jerei’s House, Summer 2014

Jeana nd Bob'sJean and Bob’s House, Summer 2013

Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard where the fine attention to detail in the colours, forms, space and play of natural light produce perfect serenity.Kettle’s Yard Summer 2014

The attention to detail in the colours, forms and light in the space produces a perfect serenity.

New Pot – Flowers and Yellow

I discovered this applique technique just before finishing the course and I wish I had had more time to explore it further. I also developed a new style of lip with this pot by thinning and cracking the dry clay. I had previously discovered that glaze Antique Pewter produces a green verdigris colour when mixed with ordinary white glaze, so I applied it over white glaze to produce the green colours on this pot.

Verdigris and Flowers

New pot – White and Verdigris

I used Antique Pewter and white glazes to produce the verdigris effect, which on this particular pot is more of an aquamarine colour than the mossy green that I always seemed to get thereafter.

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