Sunday, 7 August 2011


Working WITH people...
I'm doing my "CASCADE" drawing workshop at Fabrica tomorrow so I'm wandering around the house seeing if there are any more bits and pieces that will help people find new angles on their drawing. Washing-up liquid bottles that I keep to refill for instance - what more could you want in a workshop about fluidity and unpredictability than what amounts to drawing with a water pistol?
Then I checked my emails to find one from Johanna Samuelson the model I've booked for the session who has just been to see the exhibition "CASCADE" in preparation for the session and is proposing ideas about how to work with the installation - it doesn't get better than this for me, I feel exhilarated to be working with someone so committed and responsive. This is the exciting bit, setting things up so that you can collaborate with people on ideas and ways to work, I absolutely love this!
Now I am going to get back to her about her fabulous new perspective on how to work with the body and the water and we will proceed, building together, how perfect work can be sometimes.
Thanks Johanna.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Comments about Jane Fordham's Drawing workshop 'MARKING TIME' at Fabrica


Thoroughly enjoyed it! Great set up and really good fun. Very accessible - thanks very much.


Excellent space to work on one large piece. The music was totally transformative - another world and having a model move through it was inspirational and moving - Thank you.


Wow movement sound centred me. Totally emercing experience.


Enjoyed it very much, something different and well set up in ideas and materials etc.


Fabulous, serious, inspiring tutor with an excellent model. Big thanks.


Fantastic - very liberating.


Great, lovely energy - thank you.


The wrap around sound gives a powerful kind of protection to enable you to take risks with paint and mark making on a large scale.


Great, I enjoyed it as always and I always learn something new about myself too in relation to what I like doing as a photographer.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Tools for the Job

I love looking at peoples tool collections, containing all the bits that might be useful, favourite boxes, practical containers, total messes I enjoy the lot.