I’m not the first to volunteer to be on air/ video. It’s something that I think many other artists also find hard to do but when the reasoning behind the idea is so compelling – well I just have to get over myself.
Stephanie Whatley and Christine Brown are both glass artists who work in Biggar and Lanark respectively and were moved by how many artists are ‘swiped away’ on social media. They were moved enough to set up a podcast and interview local artists at work in their studio, simply to get to know them a bit better. This is such a generous and supportive move of their fellow artists – how could I refuse when they asked to come and chat to me!
Pause a moment with Steffi and Chrissy as they join me in my studio for a wee art blether.
From their podcast web-page:
“Stephanie Whatley and Christine Brown are both glass artists who work in Scotland. Frustrated by the amount of art on social media that is easily swiped away, they want to stop…take a minute and talk with the artists behind the art, Track & Trace the processes, materials and thought behind the creations. With lively discussions, in a podcast that doesn’t take its self too seriously. The podcast may be based in Scotland, but they are keen to talk to artists from across the world whither they are painters, sculptors, potters or glass artists.“
I’m hoping that you can find the podcast from the above link, but if not here is a different link.
They loved our view over the River Clyde….
If none of the above links work – then here’s my studio buddy Josh. My wee Staffordshire Moorlands laddie quite at home sat on an underpainting of the orchard.
As always, thanks for reading, and many thanks to Ian Hamilton for his editing of the above podcast 🙂