The new year is now well underway. I am not sure that I have really made any resolutions, I do have plenty of aims and ideas that I would like to pursue though. The first of these is to learn to make different types of rivets..... I realise this may sound like an odd kind of resolution but if I really set my mind to learning how to make the different variations of rivets it will open up the possibilities of joining different materials within my work which has to be a good thing, doesn't it?
I am also aiming to start the Metal Clay Masters programme as the way the projects are structured looks challenging and I definately need to set myself new challenges all of the time.
I will also be artist in residence at Whitby Museum throughout the year and am really looking forward to exploring and developing new ideas in my own work based upon objects, patterns and other inspiring themes and ideas from the museum collections. I think this will push me to explore, learn and develop new techniques and skills too - as well as hopefully getting me into a more regular habit of sketching and drawing, something I don't do often enough.