Tag Archives: Making Friday

  • Weaving experiments

    Making Friday: Proceeding with weaving

    As you can see by these ratty attempts laid out like a barn cat’s trophies, I’ve been fiddling around with weaving on little looms at home for a while now. I’ve learned a bit on my own, but after visiting the Cape Guild of Weavers’ show a couple of weeks ago, I realised it was …

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    Making Friday: Warpin’ mah looms

    Yes, the title of this blog post would indeed suggest that I may use the personal pronoun as well as the plural with regard to weaving equipment because, after showing off on Instagram the fun I was having on a kiddie loom during my January break (pictured above), I was offered a fixed heddle table loom …

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    A year of Making Fridays: 2017

    I’m starting 2018 with a creative break, spending as much of January as possible in the studio, getting my creative batteries recharged. So instead of the standard ‘year in review’, I’ve decided to do a “Making Friday year in review’ post, taking stock of what happened during my behind-the-scenes studio practice, which I like to …

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  • Odd faces

    Making Friday: Keeping it Weird

    I don’t know what’s up with me and ceramics these days. I’ve been making some things I really have mixed feelings about once they’re out of the kiln, but I have a total blast while making them. This one happened on Monday night, when I was shaping the largest pot I’ve ever built, and ended …

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    Imaginary friends

    Over the last year or so, you may have spotted the reverse paper dolls I’ve been making in my studio on a Making Friday. Just for fun, I’ve been drawing a person, then cutting out an item of their clothing to hold over a patterned background, inventing new outfits for them. It’s fun seeing how …

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  • Girard board

    Making Friday: Remembering Girard

    The sun was out on Making Friday last week, and so was my Alexander Girard catalogue, which I got at the Vitra show in July last year, and these two factors came together in a very sunny moodboard. Are you a Girard fan too? Did you see my post about  my day at Vitra Design …

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  • Making friday nap

    Making Friday: Fending off the snooze

    The only thing to do to avoid succumbing to the lure of the snooze,  is to just MAKE something. Anything!

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  • Plant shadow

    Making Friday: Plant shadows

    Some of the experiments and photos I’ve been taking around the idea of plant shadows.

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    Making Friday with GIH Studio

    This post is a bit of a mashup of our Friends & Neighbours and Making Friday features, because it’s a story about a South African designer who credits his start as a furniture designer to my Making Fridays idea. I met Gareth Henderson of GIH Studio on a glaringly hot rooftop in Cape Town earlier this year, as …

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