New Blog!

Hi all, I’ve just begun my first year studying  for a BA Ceramics in Cardiff, Wales so from now on most of my work will be posted on this new blog: elinhughesceramics.wordpress.com. Please follow… Continue reading

Palimpsest

Exciting things happen when you leave your sketchbook out in the rain. Here my ink drawings from around Dolgellau have bled into their surrounding pages like strange architectural Rorschach tests.

Portmeirion Hotel

Finally completed this acrylic on canvas board painting of the hotel at Portmeirion, an Italian style tourist village in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd. I’ve been working on this on and off since last year and… Continue reading

College Exhibition 2016

For my Foundation Final Major Project I wanted to tackle the subjects of female body image and gender identity. I looked at the different ways we battle with our natural selves because of… Continue reading

Cymer Abbey

I ended up having a wander over the hill to Cymer Abbey to sketch this evening. Founded in 1158 the abbey was never actually completed and in 1536 it closed down with Henry… Continue reading

Morphs in Contemplation

I’ve been having a go at modelling from life (no, not life modelling) with this new air hardening clay (I like to call it ‘hairy clay’ on account of all the tiny fibres… Continue reading

Sculpture #1

I built this stoneware clay sculpture as part of my BTEC Final Major Project last year. The coral/fungal-like structure was coil built from a rolled rectangular base. To decorate, I used a combination… Continue reading

HOW ARTISTS HAVE EXPLORED THE THEMES OF OPPRESSION AND CONFINEMENT

Here’s an essay I wrote recently as part of an art history assignment in which we had to compare the work of a modern and contemporary artist: I have chosen to compare and… Continue reading

Life Drawing

Amsterdam

I was lucky enough to visit Amsterdam for a few days last week and these are some pages from the sketchbook I took there. On the first day we visited the Kroller-Muller sculpture… Continue reading