I know that I need to look at how to express some of the thoughts and ideas I began to delve into in my sketch book. My mind whizzes between the body, nature, funghi, organic shapes, colour no colour, texture no texture, it's all a bit of a muddle.
I discussed this impasse with Rob explaining that despite the recommendations from my assessment, I felt I couldn't sustain the textured pieces at this stage. After discussing what I felt I needed to explore, Rob advised me to stop thinking about texture and focus on forms. I felt encouraged to start thinking about ways to create these ideas so I chose to use coiling. Rather than focusing too much on outcomes, I would look at construction methods using coils, what methods work best to create organic, curved shapes and see what would happen.
I used a variety of different methods, coiling over a plaster former. coiling into a plaster slump mould, coiling onto a clay base and coiling over a line drawn on a piece of paper. I had no specific shapes in mind and would just see what came out of this.
Below are images of the start of these different techniques