Category Archives: Personal Practice

Jo Blaker – Work in Progress

Studio wall, Sketchbooks – stamp designs & hand lettering, Place-name Readings, Paper-cut test, Image enlargement test.

Tom Blaker – From Longwood to Green Owlers

When we went to view the exhibition space at Bates Mill I was struck by the amount of room we had to play with compared with last year. Here was a space that was screaming out for a large scale three dimensional piece whilst there would be restrictions, such as access and the load bearing…

Luke Powell

When it was decided that Show Two was going to be based around place names I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Having a young family I find myself thinking about my own upbringing and the places I would go to with my family and places I hung out with friends. One such place…

Andrew Cullen – 24 fps.

The beauty of the Out Of Hours collective is that it offers a rare opportunity for experimentation and for trying out those ideas that I might otherwise not have gotten around to under my own steam. I can’t remember exactly what thought process lead me to decide to work with film but it was something…

Kate Thornton – Paper

My studio is full to the rafters with paper. Patterned, plain, thick, thin, or printed and wrapped up in book-sleeves. But for the most part it remains well and truly flat. I visualise most of my work flat and I find ways to cut and assemble that create the images I need. I have always…

Personal Practice: Jo Blaker

Week 3rd September to 10th September Member – Jo Blaker This morning I’ve been sorting through drawings that children have discarded during drop-in family activities. It was inevitable that one day I would begin collecting children’s drawings. The values I most appreciate in drawings are invention, energy and confident mark making – values apparent in…

Personal Practice: Kate Thornton

Week 27th August to 3rd September Member –  Kate Thornton This last week has been the usual mish-mash of tasks that make up the time I spend at my studio in Huddersfield. I can be found doing anything from planning the week ahead and then not sticking to the plan, making lists, putting new designs…

Personal Practice: Andrew Cullen

Week August 18th – August 24th 2014 Member – Andrew Cullen The teaching profession. That is my chosen bread and butter. It pays the bills, keeps the wolf from the door, keeps the taxman smiling etcetera etcetera. I started off teaching art at FE level but through a series of twists and turns I now…

Personal Practice: Luke Powell

Week August 4th – August 12th 2014 Member – Luke Powell Over the past week or so I have been rebuilding and rectifying an old estate wall just below Norland, Sowerby Bridge. The section of wall which runs along a mile of single track road is for our patron of many years who never ceases…

Personal Practice: Aidan Nolan

Most of the designers and creatives I know have what I call the ‘magpie’ problem. Collecting interesting printed ephemera and I must confess, I’m no different. Here’s a quick snap shot of the wall next to my desk. Items picked up over the years, saved because they have an interesting print technique, typography, colour or…

Personal Practice: Tom Blaker

In the first of a series of blog posts for 2014 from Out of Hours – a post from Tom Blaker offering an insight into his current professional practice. Look out for a blog post each Thursday in the lead up to Show Two. Week 28th July – 1st August Member – Tom Blaker Occupation…