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    This blog details Amy's Winston Churchill Fellowship project 'Architectural Terracotta: An Exploration of Transatlantic Opportunity' explores traditional and innovative applications of terracotta across the USA and UK. This research informs Amy's approach to surface design in porcelain.

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Medina House at Risk

Please be aware that Planning Application BH2013/0341 has been registered for Medina House  for demolition and development and 8 storey residential building including basement parking. One would think it will be easily dismissed by the Council as the proposals completely disregard the recommendations in the recently compiled Planning Brief.If you wish to comment do so before 14th November … Continue reading

Hampton Court’s Terracotta Roundels

Sculptor Giovanni Da Maiano invoiced Cardinal Wolsey in 1521, requesting payment for eight painted and guilded terracotta roundels  (‘octo rotundas imagines, ex terra depictas et deauratas’) to embellish his newly refurbished Hampton Court Palace. These 500 year old terracotta roundels are significant; not just for their age and remarkable condition, quality and sculptural detail, but also as … Continue reading

a little homage to Louis Sullivan

The buzz of Jazz in the Millenium Park… extreme window cleaners… on the 41st floor of Randolph Tower scaffold… Oakland’s glistening glazes… my so sore foot… the legend that is Tim Samuelson… eerie Buffalo and its majestic grain elevators… heady Broadway terracotta and neon… gloss gleaming terracotta across San Francisco… Susan Tunick… my sturdy red … Continue reading

Profile piece in the Victorian

I featured as one of 5 ‘Young Victorians’ for the Victorian Society journal this month.

Lancing’s Sensory Garden Project

Alongside development of new work in porcelain I have been involved in a lovely project; Lancing Sensory Garden (location on Google map). I’ve been asked to make the signage lettering for the community garden being constructed centrally in Lancing. The garden really does have community at its heart; with local companies being involved and giving skills and materials … Continue reading

Summer news

It’s been a busy few months… I graduated as Master of Arts in Historic Environment Conservation from Ironbridge, Birmingham University in July. My programme was slightly extended as I took time off for my Churchill Fellowship over the summer last year and returned to publish my report and embark on my dissertation over Christmas and New Year. … Continue reading

No more Neglect – Medina Baths

A petition has been launched this week to gain support for the Council to put together a Planning Brief to protect the special character and period features of Medina Bath House. The intention is to protect the building from potential demolition and construction of a taller proposed development on the sit. As you can read from … Continue reading

Love Architecture talk – Architectural Terracotta: The Rise of the Skyscraper

I’d like to invite you to two presentations of my Churchill Fellowship findings; This Friday 15th at 7pm at West Street Loft in Shoreham-by-Sea or The following Sunday 24th at 3pm at Threshold Architecture Hub in Brighton Please see the details below and the Love Architecture website for more info  

Spomenik

A bit off subject, I wanted to share with you another interest I have which has become a bit of a project… I’ve been researching old Former Yugoslavian monumnets. Many of them are epic sculptural monuments and memorials and because the Communist cause has long ago dissipated they have been left as ruinous statements of a lost day, their … Continue reading

New terracotta for Bath’s Holburne Museum

I had assumed the Holburne Museum was well outside of the city from what I had seen pictured in green surroundings. In fact I found it on a surprisingly short walk along Great Pultney Street with the elegant neoclassical Museum facing the city and reflecting its Bath stone grandeur. Reopened in May 2011 the museum … Continue reading