Recent Artwork by Jess Miller

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by Jess Miller ? Artist: Jess Miller “Making figure and portrait sculpture is really about chasing the shadows and profiles of the sitter. I don’t think about making a ‘successful’ piece when working – in fact I try not to…

Clay in the Making

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  People braved the weather and turned up in great numbers during Clay in the Making! We had a really fantastic day of sharing skills and knowledge and all for free thanks to the funding from Arts Council England, Haringey Council…

Schedule for ‘Clay in the Making’

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Please book in for workshops with artists other than Collective Exchange. No need to book in for talks. All informal talks and workshops can be watched even if you are not having a hands-on worksho… Source: Schedule for ‘Clay in the…

Clay Day

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Come along to Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham – 1-5pm on Saturday 11 February 2017 – I will be giving a talk and demo as part of the Clay Day free event: collectiveexchange View original post

Sculpture classes at The Art Stables

Figure and Portrait Modelling in Clay with Jessica Miller Working with the human form to develop observation and modelling skills. Tuition will cover proportion and anatomy while encouraging a creative approach. Beginners, intermediate and advanced welcome. There will be a small charge towards firing costs at the end of […]

Crouch End Open Studios 2016

I will be exhibiting some of my drawings and sculpture as part of Crouch End Open Studios 2016 during the weekend of 7th and 8th May. I will be showing my work alongside the paintings of Marureen Harrison at 49 Ferme Park Rd N4 4EB  from 12-6pm. I will also be showing […]

Figure of Fran with Plats

A small figure sketch of Fran with with her hair in plats. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 31cm x d: 17cm.

Reclining figure of Mikelina

Reclining figure of Mikelina. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 40cm x d: 25cm. Here is a link to the process of modelling this figure in terracotta clay. And […]

Portrait of Fran with Plats

A life-size sketch of Fran with with her hair in plats. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 27cm x w: 30cm x d: 20cm.

Standing Man Life Sketch

Submission Accepted in New English Art Club’s Annual Exhibition

I am delighted to tell you all that my drawing “Standing Man” has been selected from over 1,000 entries to appear in the New English Art Club’s annual exhibition alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading figurative artists. The exhibition is held at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 18 and 27 June 2015.

Crouch End Open Studios exhibition 2015

I will be exhibiting some of my drawings and sculpture as part of Crouch End Open Studios during the weekend of 9th and 10th May. I will be showing my work alongside the paintings of Marureen Harrison at 49 Ferme Park Rd N4 4EB from 12-6pm.

figure of Letizia sitting

Sitting figure of Letizia, chin in hand

Small sitting figure of Letizia, chin in hand. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 35cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2013. Here is a portrait of the same model, and here […]

Group Show flyer

Exhibition: Friday 31 October – Sunday 2 November 2014

Exhibition: Friday 31 October – Sunday 2 November 2014 I will have a few new sculptures in the upcoming the North London Artists Network (NLAN) Group Show – details are on the link above. Thirty five members will be exhibiting with an amazing diversity of work to […]

Alan: 3 x ink / bamboo sketches

3 sketches of Alan created with indian ink using  a metre of bamboo with a paintbrush attached to each end. The first two were 15-min monochrome sketches . The third image was a 1 hour pose – the first marks were gently done in Wolf’s carbon, then […]

Woman leaning forward – quick figure sketch

Quick sketch of a woman leaning forward. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 15cm x w: 25cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2009. Private collection.

4 sketches of Maria

I started with a quick sketch in Wolf’s carbon looking at contour rather than shadow: Then moved on to using three coloured pencils taped together for the next 10 minute pose: Went back to Wolf’s carbon for the next 10 minute sketch but this time was looking at the […]

Girl sitting with hand on foot

Small sitting figure of girl, with her hand resting on her foot. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 35cm x w: 25cm x d: 25cm. Completed 2013.

1 pose, 1 view, 3 sketches

Louise kept the same pose for 2 x 2-hour sessions. I started with a 1 hour sketch in Wolf’s carbon: Then spent the rest of that session and most of the next on this watercolour painting on an A1 sheet of paper (approximately 2 hour’s […]

Small portrait of Errol

A small portrait of Errol. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 22cm x w: 27cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2014.

Old man in a suit – sketch

A sketchy portrait figure of Kit wearing a suit created from life over 3 x 2 hour sessions. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 40cm x w: 30cm x d: 20cm. Completed December 2013. Private collection.

Making Richard in despair

Process of modelling the sitting figure of Richard – looking despairing with his head in his hand – in terracotta clay over 5 sessions.    

3 x life sessions with Estelle Lovatt

The last 3 life session of the semester taught by Estelle Lovatt, keeping the same model and pose for the first 2 sessions – it was meant to be all 3 but Pamala was unwell the last week so Louise modelled instead. The first drawing […]

Francis session ♯2

Series of quick sketches of Francis created mainly by using a reed or scratchy pen dipped in indian in – not an easy medium to control.

Alan: session #2

Colour sketches were each made in about 10 mins using water soluble felt-tip pens. The b/w drawing was made using Wolf’s carbon pencil and chalk on tinted paper and took about an hour to sketch.

Portrait armature

Armature created in preparation for attending a three-day workshop run by The Society of Portrait Sculptors

Thelma – session ♯4

Portrait: week ♯2 – Figure: week ♯3 This session I took advantage of the space and worked simultaneously on both the figure and the portrait of Thelma.

Francis sketch ♯1

90 minute sketch of Francis. Interesting to find that after a 15-year break I default back to my college drawing style. Hopefully my mark-making will develop from here and mature under Mick’s expert tuition.

Mathew – figure

Small figure of Mathew sitting cross-legged. Fired clay. Given a further smoke-firing. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 20cm x w: 25cm x d: 25cm. Completed 2012. Here is a finished portrait of Mathew.

Dancing or fighting?

Created for a conference organised by the Centre for Appled Buddhism being held at Taplow Court this weekend, this piece is a 3D sketch inspired by the conference theme “Transforming Conflict” and a nature programme that I caught recently. Majestic japanese herons were fighting (either over territory […]

Figure of Kit kneeling

Figure of Kit kneeling. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size (including base): h: 35cm x w: 22cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2013. Here are some photos of this piece being made. Here is […]