pit firing pots

I had the joy of attending Patricia Millars course on pit firing https://www.patriciamillarceramics.com/ Her work is very site-specific, both for its environment and ancestry. She gathers materials from a place to make the work. Patricia uses locally gathered fuel to pit fire just like our ancestors. She digs local clay and makes her own ash glaze….

Touch drawing

What is touch drawing? Touch Drawing is a simple yet profound process. Paper is placed over wet paint. The pressure of fingertips on the page forms images on the underside.  The hands are extensions of the soul, moving in response to the sensations of the moment. Channels of expression open, enabling feelings to flow. A series of drawings…

How to Self Reflect

Why is it important to self-reflect and how will it improve my general practice in the art therapeutic mindset? Reflecting helps me to develop my skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as I have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what I do and…

What is a Group?

What is a group?  Dictionary Definition – a number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together. “a group of boys approached” The definition of a group has been debated for many years and each person has their own definition of a group. Some people may think a group is simply a gathering…

Studio group examination of note taking

Taking notes in professional practice, things that need mentions how to make it sound professional, clear and concise. Notes must be eligible and full of professional terms and key information easily conveyed. Ensure your writing is clear and legible  Illegible handwriting can lead to a patient receiving the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage of…

BAAT day at the Seamus Heaney home center

B.A.A.T Day Seamus Heaney Home Center B.A.A.T NI’s annual gathering and CPD event will take place in Homeplace, ‘A home for inspiration, echoing the life, literature and legacy’ of Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. Described as ‘An award-winning hub of creativity, a site like no other. The center regularly plays home to the world’s leading…

Class at the beach

Hollywood beach  Started with a mindful walk along the path. We where given questions to answer We then gathered in groups to make a story from what we had written (attach video) It was interesting to hear each others version how different and similar that they where alike. IT was a cold day and the…

Botanic Gardens Belfast

Botanic Gardens. Field trip to botanic gardens Sollie and Sarah took us for this session on photography we entered the greenhouse and got hit with the smell on hyacinth flowers could not yet see them but you could smell them Warm Sheltered Strong smell of flowers Green and calm In a forest of growth Door…