|I have been invited by Christy of http://www.somuchkula.com|
to give a talk on my work in Barbados
Monday, 23 January 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Today I am not posting any artwork of mine but the beautiful creations of Jacqueline of
Nature Zone in Lower Bay Bequia. I took a left outside of our holiday apartment and found her lovely shop selling organically grown herbs and vegetables.
|Peppers, toms, chives, lemon grass|
|Ohh I love a fruit salad especially with RUM|
|There is a selection of produce harvested daily. You can|
also buy mixed bags
|You can see the Loofah vine growing in the yard and the figs are so sweet|
|Herb infused oils , figs and artwork from local artists|
Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Tel: Jacqueline 458 3793
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 10:46
Saturday, 26 November 2011
I was so happy when I got a visit from Charmaine the interior decorator for the soon to be opened Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Thank you to Robert Joyette, a fellow artist who had left my number with her.
As I had not fired any of my work and did not have my own studio/showroom I invited her to the pottery studio that same afternoon.When she arrived with Erica of the famous pepper sauce I instantly liked her and she liked my work. I was commissioned to produce the pieces I had displayed plus four paintings and two glass panels.
St Vincent here I come !
St Vincent here I come !
|Complete selection of smaller pieces|
|Large carved bowl|
|Pre firing. Large commissioned Water Carrier with|
the smaller original next to it
|Large Lush vase|
|I was so upset when I opened the kiln.|
Any -how being the repetitive worker I am I was happy to make them all over again
and use these as planters in the garden for some kind of vine.
|Small water carrier after firing and polishing|
|One of two fused class panels made in collaboration with|
|Fire Dance acrylic on canvas. The framing was chosen by Charmaine |
and is a triple frame that I think works really well and was put together by the
lovely team at Rogers Framing Studio in Kingstown.
|House inspired by the PMs old residence|
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 12:30
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
This is my new project The Water Carrier. I will be posting images as I progress
along with sketches and some video. She is inspired by the traditional pots and decoration of the Kalinago people, our local monkey pots and water jars and my interest and fascination with the Benin bronzes and all things feminine and of water . Enjoy
|This a mix of two local clays, a smooth yellow and very rough grey that I had to|
soak and sieve a couple of times before I mixed it.
The pot is made using coiling and is hollow. The bowl at the top has a hole that opens out into the main body of the vessel.
I am planing to carve into the bowl and body of the pot.
I love carving into clay. There is a point where it becomes leather hard and it is firm enough to take some pressure and have some bite when it is cut with a knife. At this time you can get a lot of detail and still correct any mistakes.
I did some drawings a while back but haven't really looked at them since, so I started this piece free hand. So far I am happy with what I have achieved.
Carving the bowl. Speed x 2 .Opps continuity is a bit off !
|I still have a lot of cleaning up to do but I will tackle that once I have carved the main body and joined the two together|
|I have drawn the pattern that I will carve into the body. The bowl and body will have a seamless join when complete.|
|I have begun carving the main body.|
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 18:01
Monday, 18 July 2011
The compound that I take a pottery class in and also teach my jewellery workshop is
also used by the mass band SVG Players. I was flattered when the band leader Pollard Pilling
asked me to give him a hand with some of the costumes. The overall theme was At The Movies. I was asked to work on the Avatar section painting masks and Snow White where I would make the Seven Dwarfs.
I have worked in London for ten years making all types of constructions for anything from christenings to outdoor festivals and fetish parties. Under normal circumstances I would say, no thank you.I don't think I need to go into the reasons except the main one that I question...Snow White in the Caribbean ? That didn't really work for me. Anyway after having a conference with my friend and healer Marilyn who told me nicely to stop being so silly, I went ahead. Below is the outcome.
The costume won the Queen Show
|The nimble fingers of Pollard Pilling with his original drawing and example of|
Dwarf no 1
|The dwarfs pre glitter and fixing to costume.It took two days to draw up,cut, stick and |
paint the fat boys. I also had a couple of helpers. Not sure of the time. My face says about 1.30 am.
|My favourite bit adding the glitter. The head wrap wasn't a fashion statement but there to keep glitter out of my locs. It didn't work.|
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 09:34
Monday, 27 June 2011
I have joined the arts group Art n Action and this is my first showing. It is
a mix of Vincentian artists and also artists that have made St Vincent their home.
There are fifteen artists showing painting, photograph, collage and digital work.
|Paintings created for the exhibition. Acrylic on wooden panels|
|Hand painted and hand stitched journals/notebooks on sale at the exhibition|
|I have never been into beauty contests but we had a visit from the Miss Carival contestants and they were all lovely.Miss St Vincent recognises |
one or my images
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 07:57
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 15:44
Friday, 27 May 2011
Ticky and I found this smashing pumpkin out the back.
Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin salad, pumpkin juice, pumpkin fritters
|Bad gal photographer Tickyyyyyyyyyyyyy|
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Posted by Jennifer Lewis at 17:51