Chris has kindly offered his original drawings which are available here to download as part of #LightNightatHome.
When you’ve coloured and customised the originals and then repost them tagging in @bluecoatdisplay and @ctwceramics. Chris will pick his favourite from the selection and we will offer a prize.
Ever since my Art Foundation course in 1988, I’ve continued to use sketchbooks to record my ideas and plans for my ceramics. Visual research is enormously important to me and I enjoy using my sketches to experiment with ideas for forms, colours and notes about my 3D work. I’ve kept all of my sketchbooks for the past 30 years and it’s interesting going back to them at this time when I can’t access my ceramics studio.
My current ceramic work was going to be part of my first solo show at the Bluecoat Display Centre as part of LightNight. My In the Window exhibition, Inklings, was to feature a collection of new Wonderbeasts as well as more abstract sculptures all based on Medieval illustrations of animals and the natural environment. The lockdown has meant that I have had the time to focus purely on drawing and visual research and allowed me the time to work for many hours on single drawings. Some of these drawings have been sold on Instagram as part of the #art4nhs and #artistsupportpledge campaigns.
I have created a series of line drawings especially for LightNight that you can. I’d love to see your take on these drawings so please post them on Instagram using the hashtag #ctwceramics. – Chris Turrell-Watts