What have you been up to in lockdown #12 Sandra Bowkett
The lockdown freed me from commitments. It created time and head space to pursue some projects that had been hinted at but not fully investigated.
Since having the woodfiring kiln I have been watching the internal bricks change over time both in colour and texture, those close to the fire becoming glazed from the wood ash. I have had to replace some bricks and have been entranced by the quality of their surfaces, some dripping with luscious green ash glaze. I then looked at my pile of broken and used firebricks differently. The form is complete. I have been playing with multiple layering of glazes. I am guided by the composition of colour and texture of the parent brick all of which have a history in other kilns before mine. If I am not satisfied with the outcome it can go in the kiln again for another scorching time.
What have you been up to in lockdown is an online collation, a mix tape of sorts, of works, projects, and meanderings by artists whose work Mr Kitly has represented over the years.
Melbourne has been in extended lockdown since March due to corona and is currently under the strictest stay at home laws imposed since the crisis began. We are all staying at home to keep each other safe and reach the other side.
This series is a way to hear about what our Mr Kitly friends and artist community have been up to during lockdown. I miss seeing them all in person and being inspired by what they do. - Bree (Mr Kitly)