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Here are some of my new pieces that I made while artist in residence @darwenterracotta for the @thefestivalofmaking . It is only open for one more day ....today 11-4pm at Blackburn Cathedral #blackburn #festivalofmaking #ceramics #jamesbloomfield

So blessed to have the chance to cook with these two all week. #fortheloveoffood #rockymountainhigh #jamesbloomfield #kimryan

All 3 of the plates painted up this morning for the #InService installation @salford.museum by artist in residence #JamesBloomfield. A lovely way to spend a Friday morning.

226 commemorative ceramic plates to reference each conflict and the number of fatalities for that conflict since the end of world war 1 until present day. All plates were hand painted by staff, customers and friends of @salford.museum for more information on this project please visit @jamesbloomfield_art or www.jamesbloomfield.co.uk we are so proud to use these plates as part as our service within the cafe. @princewilliam_dukeofcambridge #jamesbloomfield #art #worldwar1 #plates

Today we helped James at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, painting 226 plates each one details one of the 226 battles that have taken place since WW1. The plates are each hand made, hand painted and will be fired with the help of @darwenterracotta who partnered with James at @thefestivalofmaking in the #artinmanufacturing project this year. Each plate will then go into circulation in the fab Museum cafe for 226 days. We went and painted ten between us - a teeny chink out of this massive task! #Ceramics #participatoryart #paintingplates #participatoryart #commemorativeplates #participatoryart #manchester #salford #contemporaryceramics #handmade #handpainted #jamesbloomfield @jamesbloomfield_art @salford.museum

TropicaLP by James Bloomfield @jameselwynb. 'Discovered in the ruins of a small casita on the outskirts of Cuidad De Panamá, this LP collection had been protected from dust and the tropical elements. All forgotten classics of a prior age, the setting provides a backdrop for documentation of this strange, abandoned time capsule.' #dangleshow #jamesbloomfield #photography #documentaryphotography #bargainstudio #stleonardsonsea

Really enjoyed talking @homemcr today for @manifestartsfestival , lovely to hear from so many interesting projects and artists!
Thanks to the Manifest team for having me, and well done for a great festival !!! Here's to 2019!! #manifestfestival2017 #homemcr #jamesbloomfield

Just found this image while looking for something else ....I hear America Singing v.02 2015 inspired by the Walt Whitman poem. Ceramic slipcast colt revolver pit fired in reclaimed CHEP lumber pallets #contemporaryart #ceramics #sculpture #waltwhitman #pitfired #jamesbloomfield

Well the Commodore is finished today ! Cleaned, relined snd restored Many hours of filling tiny holes and areas of missing paint conservation completed , see my previous posts for the before shot ! #oilpaintingrestoration #conservation #restoration #paintingrestoration #manchester #bloomfieldart #jamesbloomfield

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226 commemorative ceramic plates to reference each conflict and the number of fatalities for that conflict since the end of world war 1 until present day. All plates were hand painted by staff, customers and friends of @salford.museum for more information on this project please visit @jamesbloomfield_art or www.jamesbloomfield.co.uk we are so proud to use these plates as part as our service within the cafe. @princewilliam_dukeofcambridge #jamesbloomfield #art #worldwar1 #plates

100 years ago today the Battle of Passchendaele began. To mark this centenary I have been artist in residence @salford.museum and @wcmlibrary . The outcome of this has been the creation of 226 commemorative plates, a plate for each war since the end of #ww1 . The plates go into regular dinner service today in the cafe at Salford Museum and Art Gallery for the full length of the Battle of Passchendaele.
The plates were created with the help of over 75 members of the public during a mass participatory workshop and then fired at the massive kilns of @darwenterracotta .
In Service by James Bloomfield - 226 Global Conflicts - 67million fatalities.

This project was funded by #artscouncilengland @aceagrams and supported by @castlefieldgall @neo_artists @mdp_info @wcmlibrary @salfordleisure @darwenterracotta
For more information please visit www.jamesbloomfield.co.uk

#inservice #passchendaele100 #1418now #ww1 #commemorativeplate #abolishwar #jamesbloomfield #platesforpeace #peace

The doors were opened and the first glimpses of the plates told me they were perfect! Phew! Always knew they would be !!😉. They look great as they come out together .... Massive thank you to @darwenterracotta for their expertise and knowledge in helping get these plates into production! No for the launch event tomorrow night @wcmlibrary .... #industrialceramics #inservice #contemporaryart #contemporaryceramics #politicalart #1418now #salfordmuseumandartgallery #jamesbloomfield

This morning the plates have been set on the kiln cars and are ready for firing @darwenterracotta . Feeling apprehensive now as the glaze and bisque have been tested in a controlled electric test kiln and this massive industrial gas kiln is a different beast altogether! We have made adjustments for this and hopefully the combustibles and kiln size wont effect the glaze and underglaze too much!
Fingers crossed as this year long project to make 226 #commemorative plates one for each conflict since the end of World War One is now in the lap of the Kiln Gods!!! We will find out on Wednesday morning if it has been a success!!! Wish me luck !! #industrialceramics #ceramicplates #gaskiln #1418now #inservice #jamesbloomfield #salfordmuseumandartgallery #artscouncilengland #darwenterracotta

Here's some in progress shots, it's a three stage process to get an even covering and then touch in any bits of glaze that get damaged. By the end of the day I had it down to about a minute a plate which is pretty good !! #ceramics #dipglazing #glaze #industrialceramics #ineedanassistant #jamesbloomfield #salfordmuseumandartgallery

My kiln working hard in this hot weather test firing plate glazes , 2nd firing this week, hopefully getting closer to a perfect result. I love looking down into my studio and seeing the glow of the vent and spy hole!
#1020degrees #rohdekiln #testglaze #ceramics #kiln #jamesbloomfield

Experimenting with firing times this week, a difference of 40 degrees makes a massive different between the finished colouring of the plates. The one on the right is 1040 degrees and 50 minute soak, the one on the left is 1000 degrees and 30 minutes soak. Each cycle takes 24 hours to complete so need to get this right as I will hopefully be firing around 200 plates in one go @darwenterracotta next Monday ready for my install @salford.museum next week!! Nothing like a bit of last minute pressure!!! #ceramics #kilntemperature #inservice #1418now #platedecorating #platedecoration #salfordmuseumandartgallery #jamesbloomfield #nopressure

Really enjoyed talking @homemcr today for @manifestartsfestival , lovely to hear from so many interesting projects and artists!
Thanks to the Manifest team for having me, and well done for a great festival !!! Here's to 2019!! #manifestfestival2017 #homemcr #jamesbloomfield

What a week !!! Over 60 volunteers over 5 days and completed 176 plates ! Thank you to everyone who came down and painted, chatted and painted a plate ! It's been amazing to work at Salford museum gallery all week and I have met some truly wonderful and talented people. Today I had a microbiologist, someone from my foundation course 20years ago, a father and son from Slovenia a young girl from Russia and 20 other fabulous people!
Here is s small selection of people who took part today. I will now finish the remaining 50 plates (maybe enlist some more family and friends) and then get them glazed and ready for firing at the fabulous Darwen Terracotta!
As you know once fired the plates will be ready to go into regular dinner service at the Museum cafe to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele o the 31st July.
Thank you again to everyone who took part this week I couldn't of done it without you! (Speacial thanks to the cafe team who kept me stocked up with brews and biscuits!!) #1418now #inservice #ww1 #contemporaryart #ceramics #volunteers #salfordmuseumandartgallery #jamesbloomfield #intervention

All 3 of the plates painted up this morning for the #InService installation @salford.museum by artist in residence #JamesBloomfield. A lovely way to spend a Friday morning.

Today we helped James at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, painting 226 plates each one details one of the 226 battles that have taken place since WW1. The plates are each hand made, hand painted and will be fired with the help of @darwenterracotta who partnered with James at @thefestivalofmaking in the #artinmanufacturing project this year. Each plate will then go into circulation in the fab Museum cafe for 226 days. We went and painted ten between us - a teeny chink out of this massive task! #Ceramics #participatoryart #paintingplates #participatoryart #commemorativeplates #participatoryart #manchester #salford #contemporaryceramics #handmade #handpainted #jamesbloomfield @jamesbloomfield_art @salford.museum

Today we helped James at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, painting 226 plates each one details one of the 226 battles that have taken place since WW1. The plates are each hand made, hand painted and will be fired with the help of @darwenterracotta who partnered with James at @thefestivalofmaking in the #artinmanufacturing project this year. Each plate will then go into circulation in the fab Museum cafe for 226 days. We went and painted ten between us - a teeny chink out of this massive task! #Ceramics #participatoryart #paintingplates #participatoryart #commemorativeplates #manchester #salford #participatoryart #handmade #handpainted #jamesbloomfield @jamesbloomfield_art @salford.museum

I'm here at Salford Museum and Art Gallery , kettles on , plates ready to be painted , I will be posting a running total of daily plates completed, first one lined up !!! See you soon !!! @salford.museum
#platedecoration #ww1 #1418now #salfordmuseumandartgallery #jamesbloomfield #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #contemporaryart

Banding plates this evening on a heavily modified crayola spinaroo, it has strimmer blades to keep plates in position secured with super strength blu tac. It's all very technical , I have done 24 in under an hour , I will then begin marking out the lettering .... #ceramics #ceramicplates #potteryhacks #potterywheel #ceramicstudio #spinaroo #crayola #shedstudio #jamesbloomfield #saturdaynight

Good day yesterday on the plate commission , I have around 40 plates banded, stamped and numbered for day one of the mass participation weeklong workshop at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, I will try and get another 50 done this weekend. If I get 40 plates a day decorated I should reach my 200 target by the end of the week!
Some of the the conflicts I've never heard of and they have a staggering number of fatalities , and then there are the second and third of these conflicts too. 226 global conflicts in 100 years.
Please come down and say hello , decorate a plate and make your mark in history!
Salford Museum and Art Gallery July 3rd to the 7th 10am till 3pm - no need to book just pop in to the cafe area .

#ww1 #1418now #salfordmuseumandartgallery #workingclassmovementlibrary #ceramics #installationart #contemporaryart #plates #platedecoration #commemorativeplate #conflict #peace #jamesbloomfield #shedstudio #artiststudio #artworkshop

Just found this image while looking for something else ....I hear America Singing v.02 2015 inspired by the Walt Whitman poem. Ceramic slipcast colt revolver pit fired in reclaimed CHEP lumber pallets #contemporaryart #ceramics #sculpture #waltwhitman #pitfired #jamesbloomfield

Well under way with the final phase of my Fighting Resistance project with @salford.museum and @wcmlibrary . The project will culminate with the creation of 226 commemorative plates each one representing a global conflict since the war to end all wars as part of the centenary of WW1. More information to follow .....So I am in production....222 to go ...#ceramics #1418now #commemorativeplate #salfordmuseumandartgallery #workingclassmovementlibrary #jamesbloomfield #installationart #rubberstamp #industrialceramics #plates #delftware #cobaltblue #pottery #contemporaryceramics #contemporaryart #beeskeepbuzzing

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