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Grennan mill craft school

 

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school

On returning after my summer break (September 2011), I have made a decision to do a full review of my current portfolio along with the direction my photography is moving in over the next months. Even in good times I think this is a good thing to do once a year.

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Art and craft work

I have kept all my portfolio work over the last years and started to do a review at the weekend. One area of my portfolio I have not posted to date is my Art and Craft work. For starters it’s not exclusively photography and as such I have not wanted to muddy the waters.

However I feel that this work is as much a part of my portfolio history as anything, so I am going to show you some of the work that I submitted in order to pass the Level five course that I attended at the Grennan mill – craft and art school, Thomastown, county Kilkenny.

I attended the course full time between 2005 and 2008 and I enjoyed every minute, its without doubt one of the best things I have ever done and I would recommend this course to anyone.

The course involved the following subjects below and the pictures are from my portfolio in these areas.

Batik, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Painting, Metal craft, Printing, Photography Textile weaving.

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Exam exhibition

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Metal craft

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - metal craft

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Print making

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Print making

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Art and design

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - stone sculpture

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan Mill craft school - Batik

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Ceramics : Sun dial

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Design

Grennan mill craft school - Metal craft

Grennan mill craft school - Metal craft

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - photography

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Photography and design sheet image

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school

Grennan mill craft school - Metal craft and design

Kilkenny art work and design

So there you are that’s my craft and art work, does it relate to the photography I am currently doing? You bet it does!

This course helped me with the design and vision that I hope I can put into my current work and who knows maybe one day I will come back to a more direct application for it, maybe I already have.

Kilkenny art work and photography by Nigel Borrington.

7 responses

  1. Hi Nigel,

    I’m having a good old snoop around your blog and came across this post. Talking about multi-talented! Your work is fab and the course sounds great. I’d love to do something like that. I did a Level 5 in Textiles a few years ago and quite a few years of sculpture classes and a bit of pottery but I love the thought of being able to do everything on one course.

    April 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    • Hi Ws….

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Yes you should have a go if you can, it was one of, if not the best things I ever did!

      I loved the textiles part of the course and got to do some loom work, just a brilliant thing to do.

      Would love to see any of the things you did on your course…

      Nigel

      April 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      • Thanks Nigel, the entire course was about creating a portolio of samples in knit, crochet, weaving and felt so there are no great ‘works’ to show but I’ll dig it out and have a look. Unfortunately, Nellie our dog ate one of my favourite woven pieces which had glass beads, twigs, copper wire etc woven in. It was my own fault for leaving it on the floor!

        April 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  2. πŸ™‚

    That’s a shame , I bet he had a good time – anyway,

    April 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

  3. poppytump

    I wish I had done something like this years ago ! It must have been marvellous to immerse yourself in all these different creative areas … what lovely work you have shown us πŸ™‚

    April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  4. Hi. Nigel. Catherine here from Grennan Mill. We are all still working away and open for business. Well done for putting up your work. It looks really well and it’s great to be letting other folk know about the Course.

    May 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    • Hello Catherine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you and its a real pleasure, hard to believe how fast time goes !!!!

      It is a pleasure to talk about the course as I loved every moment and look back with great fondness and respect for everything I learnt and as helped to do !!

      It great to hear from you and thank you fall dropping by the blog to say hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Good luck Catherine…

      If I get time I will call in some day to say hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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