It has been a long term goal to try and get a new workshop sorted. My old workshop was a rotten 13 year old wooden shed, that was a mere 5 foot by 7 foot (1.5m by 2.1m) and no matter what I did it was too cramped, and more than once I tripped over myself. The only major body of work I created in that form of the workshop was for the Harris Museum back in 2019. I was looking at building something this year but I randomly went on Facebook Marketplace and spotted a storage container that was…
This year I am taking part in Artist Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) and I will be working out of the studios at Blackpool School of Art this year. I’m approaching my time at the Blackpool School of Art to combine a series of different skills. I want to finally work at AA2A cover a small part of the costs but I once I have my initial stages of testing I will be doing some crowdfunding to help pay for further development of the work, which will allow access to limited edition work. Think along the lines of hand-pulled prints,…
For simplicities sake, Joseph’s Pottery is moving to JosephTravis.com Both sites are undergoing development so it will be a short while whilst I get them where I want them. Thank you for being Patient. ~Joseph
So I was given the opportunity to run some workshops for LEFTCOAST our local arts organisation and I decided it was as good a time as any to start the business back up again. I have been thinking about starting up again anyway but this was the major kick I needed to get going.
I really enjoyed my time in the Preston Bus Station working with Derelict. I got a lot of drawings done and I’m looking at making another book from what was created during this mini residency. It was good to get out again and work with the public after so much disruption the last 18 months. I’m open to doing similar things again. It makes me want to run small classes from close to home, but it will have to be in the spring.
On the 3rd and 4th of December I held my open studio, which people came and had a look around. We had to close early on the Saturday because a storm was brewing and my sails were ready to take off, so we made everything safe and got to sit in a warm house. Thank you to everyone that came, hopefully we can run more events in the New Year and get a warmer space sorted out here