Katie Anderson

Artist based in South West Scotland; interested in people, places, materials and collaborative practice.

Tag: casting

Spring Fling Sneak Peak

At long last! After many an hour/day toiling away persuading this to load – it has finally made it to the internet-sphere.
Apologies for the loose edit – some other time I might cut it a little tighter, hope it inspires a visit!

Casting New Objects


Slip cast phone handset


Getting carried away with cup casting…


The first couple of test’s for the phone box project came out of the kiln – now I have some more tangible, physical guide lines – I can really start to figure out the practicalities of wiring the innards of the handsets without ruining the visuals.

The cups may be a waste of time, and a waste of materials, but sometimes wastage feels important in order to make sketches more tangible – and helps get them out of my head! And besides, they feel so lovely to hold that I considered a photo would be better than nought for everyone else.


Cotton wool and wallpaper paste


The bottles are something I’ve been pondering on for a while. It’s taken a while for a material that ‘worked’ for me to become apparent. Cotton wool has become a sort of intermediate, working stage whilst I figure out what to do with all the wool I’ve been collecting off of the barbed fences around about (mad? perhaps..) So hopefully the next step for these will be more exciting and visually interesting. I was quite excited with the level of detail that is attainable (a keen eye may note the brand labelling on the bottle), so there may be more of these to follow! The even more observant may note that I have changed my photo tactics in line with a useful comment last week. Time to find a new appreciation for photographing objects – an old Thomas the Tank engine lamp is coming in useful!

Site specific Casting

Site specific Casting

Not sand castles, but another casting attempt down on Powfoot shore. More to follow, the scale needs to go up a gear yet, so hopefully the next attempt will be early this week. Although the slight downside has been the mildly minty dentist smell that now inhabits my studio.

At last I have managed to find some lost golf balls – not just one but five in two days, after a week of fruitless hunting. They are rolling about, in the back of the car boot, in pockets, in the studio… TS Eliot’s Choruses From the Rock is still on my mind, although less religion focused than many of the works following.

In 6 weeks time, my studio will be open for the weekend. It’s the necessary boost – a deadline – that I need; the push, and focus to complete all the half finished ideas I have sitting on various back burners.