HANDSHAKE 4

 

Caroline Thomas

About mentee Caroline Thomas / About mentor Nicolas Cheng

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Photograph - http://antlersandstone.com/product/large-grey-french-heavily-foxed-mirror/ Quotation - 'Discovering Cook's Collections', ed. Michelle Hetherington and Howard Morphy I'm working on two exhibitions at the moment, the final HS4 show 'Polarity' at Corban...

Hemispherical Polarity

Hemispherical Polarity

For the upcoming and final (how did that come around so quickly?) HS4 show at Corban Art Centre, we have decided on the title 'Polarity'. We were asked to write a few words to illuminate our various responses to this title and this was my response: "I’m approaching...

Interdisciplinary Inspiration

Interdisciplinary Inspiration

I was listening to a podcast on a very wet dog walk today. The podcast was WTF with Marc Maron and it was a replay of an interview he did with Anthony Bourdain in 2011 - http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/repost-anthony-bourdain-from-2011 I would not describe myself as a...

Extincted

Extincted

On Saturday night, Dave and I went to this show. Dave had seen a poster and we knew we both admired the artist's work, having seen it adorn the streets of Wellington since we first moved here in 2007. Being the middle-class, middle-aged sticklers for promptness that...

London Stock

London Stock

I've had this project in mind for a while now and think that it might be what I will concentrate on for the next few months. The project is at the very very early stages but it's based on London Stock brick. For more information on London Stock brick, see this link...

Headful and Handful

Headful and Handful

So with a hiss and a roar the first HS4 Show has left the starting blocks. Our show LEANINGS, currently on show at Pah Homestead in Auckland was truly a curate's egg of an experience. The good parts were many; the company and camaraderie of my fellow Handshakers and...

Statement Jewellery

During our last Skype conversation, Nicolas asked me to think about tools, based on the subject of my first blog post. A few days later he sent me a link to the extraordinary exhibition The Tool At Hand, and whilst reading the catalogue (the pdf of which can be...

Adventures in pewter

Adventures in pewter

Last year when I was spending some time in London, I did an experimental casting workshop at Cockpit Arts with Katrin Spranger and Kelvin J Birk. In this workshop I discovered the joys of working with pewter. Its low melting point enables it to be melted down...

Grandpop

Grandpop

21st February 2017| My father Jack died last year in April on the day of his 55th wedding anniversary. Jack inherited a whole load of tools from his father, Thomas William Stevenson who was an electrician in the South Island of NZ. Over the holiday period just gone,...