Artist's description:

From my 2016 residency at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. To make crucibles a worker first had to spend up to 6 hours mixing the clay, ensuring a smooth, even consistency before shaping it in a mould. The process, known as puddling, was done barefooted and workers would walk, run and even dance in order to vary the monotony. At Abbeydale the crucible former worked in a cellar next to the furnaces, with the windowsills level with the ground. This painting aims to evoke the experience and in so doing both cause reflection on the manual labour that powered the industrial revolution, and also pay homage to those who did it. Thankyou for taking the time to look this far.

Materials used:

Acrylic Paint, cotton canvas, planed softwood stretchers.

Puddling Clay (2016)


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