Thursday, 21 May 2009

over embellished tea cups

Dripping in genuine gold, tea drinkers have never had it so good...
This limited edition Club Shepway batch, have been hand produced by Go Go Whippet
Folkestone only subversive sea side pottery.

available at the 2009 Art Car Boot Fair

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Neo Hoodening

"Hoodening, also called Hodening, is an East Kent tradition vaguely related to Mumming and the Morris dance, and dating back at least to the mid-18th century.

The common feature to all groups was the appearance of a Hooden Horse - a horse's head mounted on a pole, with a sackcloth attached to hide the bearer. The head would normally have a hinged jaw which could snap shut with a mighty crack.
Despite occasional breaks, the tradition is a living one, and is currently performed by several teams around East Kent.

sizing up the stick

fiberglass casing being filled, shaped ready for painting

covering the wood wool in packing tape, then coating with resin

cladding the wooden armature with wood wool.