Fish oils

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1985 One of my attempts at oil painting to broaden my skill base whilst creating a portfolio to apply for a fine art course.

Up to this point I had been working as a studio potter with total immersion in the tactile world of clay, producing successfully both domestic wares and more intuitive sculptural pieces.

In this case it seems now, with hindsight, that I was exploring my precise (domestic ware) skills, but releasing my imagination by improvising with the subject matter totally at the same time.

Again immersion in a limited dimensional world in water with a palette of few colours somehow expresses the 2D world of sealife.

It worked, as I got on the fine art course at Middlesex Polytechnc on the standing of my portfolio not just my pots.

Perhaps one day a blog will appear about my ceramics?

Watch this space.