Hayley Blackwell’s artistic focus centres on ceramics. Her work is a testament to her expertise in a wide range of techniques, from hand building and press moulds to wheel throwing, all skillfully employed to bring her creative visions to life. At the heart of her work lies Earthstone clay, the medium she artfully wields to craft her pieces.
Within her artistic endeavours, Hayley purposefully emphasises the dynamic interplay of texture, colour, and pattern.
Monoprint and underglaze transfer workshop with Kathryn Borg. Kathryn very kindly showed me some new decorating techniques using coloured slips and underglazes. First we created an underglaze transfer using paper (it needs to be thin paper like newspaper/rice paper). We used black underglaze in a squeezy applicator bottle, sketched an image on the paper then […]Read More
I’ve been settling into the studio and getting acquainted with the spaces at Artcore. Its certainly daunting starting a new project knowing the time constraints of the residency and the space we need to fill for the exhibition. Its such a wonderful space to showcase our work that I want to make sure I do […]Read More
My proposal for this residency is to deep drive into the processes and people behind the design and manufacture of the prestigious and historical company Royal Crown Derby, which is based in the heart of the city. It is a family run business employing people from the Derby community. I have envisioned many hands to […]Read More