Thoughts sleepily fold in graceful arcs around this hand thrown rocket pot

thoughts sleepily fold

This pot is a collaboration with multidisciplinary maker Gin Saunders whose work is often about storytelling. The words were generated through numbers chosen by others, via her Laureate Box which is a manual poetry machine allowing you to create poetry by choosing word tiles from a repurposed slide box. The second Lockdown edition box contains words collected from messages and …

a small book about running a small gallery buy at Amazon

The Tiny Art Gallery Manual

“The Tiny Art Gallery Manual would make a fantastic present for that young or old artist, technician, curator, gallery owner, salesperson, art dealer, family of borrowers in your life.” How to set up and promote your own tiny art gallery By Lisa Cole from The Tiny Cat Gallery with contributions from George Thom — Groock’s Gallery Jack Woodward — Cardboard …

KWMC The Factory Online INSPIRE Talk, 29th July 2020 – Human and Community Centred Design

The second in the Making The Difference strand of online talks from Knowle West Media Centre The Factory. “Join our Factory technician Fi, who has been working on the Filwood Fantastic community-led design and skills programme, in conversation with local artists and designers as they discuss the intersection of community improvement, community action and collaborative design. We hear from collaborative …

Tiny Cat summer exhibition poster with three amazing shows

My Tiny Cat Gallery

Tiny Cat Gallery is a collaborative lockdown project inspired by Lizzie Donegan.  Lizzie ran an art exchange to explore spontaneity and playfulness in art making. When I displayed her work in my house I was struck by two insights. The first was that it felt like I had a guest who commanded respect in the house. The second insight was …

poetry by Rae printed out and turned into a substantial form

Poetry pottery

This project is a collaboration with poets via social media. Using a combination of the shape, meaning and feeling of the poem I translate the written words into three dimensional solid forms. This is part of a long term project which seeks to turn the intangible into tactile and solid objects. The poems are short and written using random or …

Haley Bird Design Hand holds

Collaboration with Claire Haley: architect turned designer-maker of concept jewellery and hand held pieces, creating expressive, statement pieces exploring materials and enhancing them in innovative ways. My contribution was the thrown pots, Claire is experimenting with hand holds. See Haley Bird Design on Instagram for more details of her work.

our street was grotty so I tried rewarding those businesses who cared

Show Stapleton Road Some Love

Stapleton Road is an unloved area of inner city Bristol. It needed an innovative approach to solve the fly tipping problem. I spoke to residents, cleaners, shop owners and litterers to allow me to define the underlying problem which was that ‘no one cared’ I designed an award winning solution in the form of rewards for nice gardens and tidy …

Look through Bouts window at the bags of games inside there are no rules here

ArtBox Dementia Engagement for Bristol Museums

ArtBox is created by a team from Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) and is part of a project attached to the loan of the 550 year old painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child from the Bowes Museum. Funders: Heritage Lottery, Artfund, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Design and Fabrication team : Lisa Cole (Designer/Maker), Chris Ingram (Designer/Fabricator …