In the archives this week I found a publication of Isaac Watt’s Divine Songs, illustrated with plates by many different illustrators. The book’s frontispiece is keen to make sure to emphasise that the printing process used was ‘graphotype’ – a type of printing using electrochemical process in which a metal plate was cast from an engraved stone. … More Museum Archives – Isaac Watts
I don’t know why I have never mentioned Create on this blog before. It is a strong inspiration for this research. Create is a project for families with children under the age of five and has an emphasis on creative play. All play might be creative but what we mean is that we encourage people … More Create
Last year I chose three themes that I thought emerged from the Offset talks to help me summarise what I learnt, so this year I decided to choose three more… Collection Use every tool at your disposal to create a complete world. – Emily Oberman Many of the talks spoke about the need for collecting … More Offset 6 -9 March 2015
A couple of weeks ago I took part in an event for the Innovative Learning week #ILW2015 at the University of Edinburgh where I study. I attended the City Stories event because it is always good to find things to look at and draw… my favourite thing to do! I think drawing helps a person to notice … More City Stories
I went into the main library on George Square today to have a look at the exhibition on there. This pic shows my favourite discovery: small animal sculptures by Emma Gillies (1900-1936), a Scottish ceramicist who was educated in Edinburgh College of Art. Much of Gillies’ work was in the vein of the art deco movement … More Animals!