Professional Photos of Your Work by a TV Cameraman.

osprey photo sesion2,PAM 2014 This will be a very enjoyable day at Osprey Studios in the middle of Powys Arts Month. You can bring 2D or 3D work. It will be really interesting to see how the different pieces are photographed and digitally enhanced to show your work beautifully in sharp images with lush colour and texture. The quality will be good enough for publishing in glossy magazines and catalogues as well as for your Web-sites. You can book a time-slot (we will start at 9am ) or come for the full day to relax in the Garden Exhibition and talk shop with like-minded people or watch the Studio Shoot. We will all bring a dish to share for lunch and there will be complimentary tea, coffee and juice all day. Steve Foote is very particular about his pictures. You will definatly get at least 6 stunning images. He’s also very nice and easy to work with. He explains what he is doing and why and encourages your participation so you will pick up some real skills.

Steve Foote filming a  Wild-life Documentary in Iraq.

Steve Foote filming a Wild-life Documentary in Iraq.

Steve works for Panorama a lot so chances are you have seen his work on TV. Here’s a link to a wonderful film he made about the Wild-life in Iraq. http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2011/pieces.php?iid=414734&pid=1 Here is a link to his Photography Web-site; http://www.stephenfootephotography.co.uk/ Phone or e-mail me to sign up and join us on the 17th of May; Rebecca, osprey.studios@btinternet.com / 01639 731271 / 07913743457Stephen Foote; articles from the Mary Rose.

Stephen Foote; articles from the Mary Rose.

Steve has worked extensively on The Mary Rose  shipwreck and these photos show the rich and evocative quality he will bring out in your pictures of Art-work.

The final picture is one of favourites.

 

Stephen Foote; articles from the Mary Rose.

Stephen Foote; articles from the Mary Rose.

Stephen Foote; Dunes

Stephen Foote; Dunes

 

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Powys Arts Month 2014, Open Studio and Garden Exhibition.

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All over Powys in Mid Wales, UK,  Artists and Craftsmen are opening their Studios and putting on special events to share work. It is a great time to find someone whose style appeals to you and go ask them about projects of your own. We all love talking shop and encouraging others with their creativity. It is an excellent  event for Bargains as Artists spring-clean their Studios and admit it is time to part with secret favourites.

Osprey Studios is open every weekend in May or phone and book any  time that would be more convenient. Evenings are a tranquil, charming time in the Garden.

Everything in this section is under £30.

Everything in this section is under £30.

 

Osprey Studios. Easy parking and access.

Osprey Studios. Easy parking and access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Sculpture is fresh from the Kiln and new work will be on the go in the Studio.

Some of the Sculpture is fresh from the Kiln and new work will be on the go in the Studio.

Beautiful Penpont ,half way between here and Brecon has an Arts Month site too and is a glorious place to visit. The ‘Visit The Studio’ page here on this site has other attractions, directions  and details for having a lovely day here in the south-western corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

You can show up on the day for my 2 workshops but booking in advance will secure your place.

You can get a feel for my best white clay, Scarva Architectural,on the Join-in Sculpture  which will be on the go all month and I’ll put out my Momentum wheel for anyone to try for free too.

A Join In Sculpture at Brecon Jazz with The Big Skill.

A Join In Sculpture at Brecon Jazz with The Big Skill.

The lovely kids visiting Osprey Studios with The Chernobyl Life Line trying out the Momentum Wheel

The lovely kids visiting Osprey Studios with The Chernobyl Life Line trying out the Momentum Wheel

On the 17th the wonderful Photographer, Stephen Foote (see links) that did my best pictures is coming here for anyone else needing top quality images at an affordable price. Everyone is welcome to visit on that day- it will be busy and very interesting to see Stephen Foote working in the Studio.

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I have had a massive clear-out; I’ve got a large Commission to build in the Studio. It will be on the go during Powys Arts Month and your feed-back during the build would be a great help. It is not going to be an easy one! I’ll have a lot of brand-new, never shown, work here. You can handle the range of  specialist clays I use to see if they might suit you. And there’s also some fab seconds  for sale including my Gwenllians.

Taken as a pair they will be just £500 or £300 each. Some of my other smaller seconds will be £1-£30. They are all frost proof.

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Gwenllian was an actual historical Welsh Warrior Princess. Both Sculptures of her are life-sized and fully frost-proof.

Gwenllian was an actual historical Welsh Warrior Princess. Both Sculptures of her are life-sized and fully frost-proof.

Everyone including Schools and Families will be  very welcome  to Osprey Studios during Powys Arts Month. You can relax in the Garden with a complimentary drink and the kids can play with clay for as long as you like.

 

 

Studio Diary April 15

Up Is Down- in progress

Up Is Down- in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure about the results yet; they will change hugely when they are fired apart from anything else, but the method is working. These pieces are built solid from layered different clays that all have the same shrinkage and firing temperature so they shouldn’t crack at the joins… IF the joins are good…The main form is done in one go,thick. Then, once it is firm enough a lot of extraction is done. This shows up the colours.

Up Is Down- in progress

Up Is Down- in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are not meant to be portraits of rocks.  The pieces are meant to have implicit forces running through the form causing the curves and the form creating a flow to the forces – exactly what happens as the tide ebbs and flows through the stones at Bracelet Bay. The Sculptures are about us. (see earlier posts about Up is Down)

Up Is Down- in progress

Up Is Down- in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At last these are properly 360 sculptures! I turn them over and in every direction as I carve,focussing on getting that flow to run past and into the surfaces,up and down.

Tidying and polishing takes forever because of keeping the white clays clear. An old, rough e-cloth is very helpful just on the white areas, used dry.

Up Is Down- in progress

Up Is Down- in progress