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Hope for inspirational Green Plan action

Life co-existence unity

Loving the planet ingenuity

 

Karen Whiterod, Hope Calling Project

Why microporous paper pulp vessels?

Why microporous paper pulp vessels?

Paper pulp vessels came later, my first vessels were made using the papier mache technique and torn newspaper with balloons as molds in October 2017. Using newspaper as a material was new to me. Making paper pulp followed, then the experiments with shapes and improving my technique for making plaster molds from the clay forms. There are many versions of...

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Start.  Stop.  Start again.  Writes designer-maker, Karen Whiterod

Start. Stop. Start again. Writes designer-maker, Karen Whiterod

What can I say, as for so many people this global pandemic swept aside my plans. We went into lockdown two weeks after the short launch exhibition for Balanced-Earth in March. Advised by the NHS that I should shield, for a month I had difficulty focussing and my asthma worsened with the tree pollen emerging. Then my Balanced-Earth project re-activated me. I recalled conversations and my ideas...

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Stepping forward into the new decade with a new creative venture, Balanced-Earth.

Stepping forward into the new decade with a new creative venture, Balanced-Earth.

This is my first journal item for the Balanced-Earth website. Developing B-E has been linked to my approach to low-impact living, so it will touch on personal experiences and observations. On Monday while making the clay “positives” for three new plaster moulds, I took a small piece of clay and rolled it between my thumb and forefinger, and recalled that ten years ago this movement caused pain....

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