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Arlesey, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I am originally from Wiltshire, from a very long village called Winterslow, just outside Salisbury. I make my work by drawing into a black piece of paper and then layering colours from behind which I cut into again. This makes very delicate and intricate paper pieces that are inspired by my love of the landscape and the natural world about me.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Soap carving - Art Skills Club, Letchworth Art Centre Summer 2012

Soap carving at Art Skills Club, Letchworth Art Centre

This session at Art Skills Club was for students to have the chance to have a go at soap carving. It uses the simplest of materials, just household soap and unsharpened kitchen knives and round ended scissors. Students cut into the surface, as well as cutting large areas away to reveal forms. they found that some shapes didn't work at all as the soap crumbled away too much. Strong forms worked well though, as did more textural surface mark-making. 3D masks worked well too, as you could cut geometric and structural shapes into the soap easily.

A selection of the students pieces - my example is the face on the top left

More examples of the students pieces

Monster soap face by Nicholas

Torso by Erin Sunderland

Ring by Nicholas

Tim Burton inspired face

face and textural carving by Alex Daniels

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