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Axisweb

I am really happy to be able to say that you can now find me on the artists platform, Axisweb.  Axisweb is an independent charity who provide a platform to support artists and their practice. Your application is assessed by a panel and you have to provide statements about your work and the critical framework you operate […]

A dilemma – where to go now??

I have just finished my piece for an exhibition called Past Futures – to be held at Gatehouse Arts which is the gallery attached to my studios in the centre of Harlow. My piece, Town Centre, features figures I see around town and some of the other elements are inspired by the architecture in the […]

Stevens Prize – Architectural Glass Artist of the Year

The Stevens Competition is held annually by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and is for glass artists in the first eight years of their practice. Each year a brief is given for a real commission to design window(s), make a sample panel and provide things like costings and technical statements. I entered in 2014 and […]

Embryos

Mary J Anderson (Embryo Series), 2016 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  The Embryo Series is an ongoing project. Each Embryo is a differently coloured double sided mosaic panel and associated paperwork. The work is about being of mixed heritage and each Embryo represents a different fictional person. The associated paperwork builds a picture of their […]

What’s with the random red glass??

This piece is called Decision Tree – you can see photographs of the whole piece in my Mosaics gallery. Did you spot the seemingly random piece of red glass? I am starting to use this single piece of red glass as a makers mark or signature. It was inspired by glass at the Church of […]

Life Drawing

I always say that drawing is at the heart of everything I do. My most important tool. Well a bad workman blames his tools so I can’t afford for mine to go rusty. Off to life drawing it is then! You can’t get a better test of your drawing or a better instrument to sharpen […]

Brain of Britain – work in progress

A quick snap of a detail of my latest piece – Brain of Britain – still a work in progress as eventually it will be a light box. I designed this piece in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum. I was reflecting on the myriad of views being expressed – how, when there were […]

Georgia O’Keefe at Tate Modern

Don’t you just love it when you go to an exhibition and find something utterly unexpected and surprising?There were the expected lush fleshy flower paintings, skulls and abstracts based on the Mexican desert you’d expect from Georgia O’Keefe but there were also these great pictures of Mexican folk art figures. It was like coming across […]

Painting or drawing?

Painting is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to the way I glass paint sometimes. This piece was made by coating the (lovely mouth blown) glass with glass paint – smoothed out with a badger brush and then scratched into with a needle. You have to ‘draw’ the light bits – scraping away […]

Jamie Reid at Rise Gallery

Short Sharp Shock | A Selection of Works from the Personal Archival Collection of Jamie Reid Jamie Reid – of Sex Pistols fame – at the Rise Gallery in Croydon. Featuring work going back to the early 70s, it was very nearly a retrospective. Interesting to see his work relating to the regeneration of Croydon […]

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