Dipsy Dragon featured artist until 16th May is local print maker and artist, Kiran Sharma
KK Sharma is an artist and printmaker based in North Wales.
She trained at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She now exhibits regularly with Aberystwyth Printmakers. http://www.aberystwythprintmakers.org.uk
The sheep drawings were initially inspired by Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketch Book. During the first lockdown she sketched sheep and lambs in the fields surrounding Dyffryn Ardudwy.
Blue Lamb, Behold the Lamb (pictured here), Easter Lamb as well as Snipe 2 were all made especially for this display at Dipsy Draig. They were made painfully slowly in the growing hope and expectation that its doors would be open in the spring!
Mae KK Sharma yn artist ac argraffydd ac yn dysgu Cymraeg. Mae hi wedi ‘i lleoli yng Ngogledd Cymru. Cafodd ei haddysg yn Ysgol Gelf Byam Shaw, Llundain ac Prifysgol Anglia Ruskin, Caergrawnt. Rwan mae hi’n arddangos yn rheolaidd efo Argraffwyr Aberystwyth.
Cafodd ei hysbrydoli gan lyfr Henry Moore, Sheep Sketchbook.
Yn ystod y cyfnod clo cyntaf roedd hi’n creu brasluniau o ddefaid ac wyn yn y caeau ger Dyffryn Ardudwy. Mi wnaeth hi Blue Lamb (yn y llun yma), Easter Lamb, Behold the Lamb and Snipe 2 yn arbennig ar gyfer yr arddangosfa hon yn Dispy Draig. Roedd hi’n gweithio’n araf. Roedd hi’n edrych ymlaen at y gwanwyn pan fydd siopau’n ailagor. Gobeithio!
There’s a trick to making birds and animals with hollow bodies. A hollow body uses less clay and is lighter and will dry out more quickly. To make a hollow body make two pitch pots and stick them together ….
I’ve written another blog post with more pictures showing how to make a hollow ball with pinch pots.
Use about 150g of clay to make a chicken or mouse. Your Dipsy ball of clay will make one of each.
Make two pinch pots and join them to make the body. Make a hole in the body and roll one end of the body to make it pointed for the nose – more pictures to follow.
This chicken is made with a solid body like the mouse in the previous post. Use about 150g of clay – a Dipsy Dragon ball of clay will make 2. (Any ammount of clay will do if you stick to the fractions given)
If you use about 150 grams of clay. Your ball of clay from Dipsy dragon will make 2 mice or other animals.
**Remember to scratch and wet both surfaces of the clay when you stick bits of clay to each other**
This chick is also based on a cone like the bunny in the last post. Start with two equal sized balls of clay.