100 Day Project

On 1st January 2022, I started a creative challenge to make a new clay design every day for the first 100 days of the year. I based all the clay designs on the amazing drawings of Ernst Haeckel. This was a rich resource which provided me with more than enough inspiration to produce 100 pieces.

I posted images of these creations on Instagram as I went along, inviting viewers to contribute words inspired by these pieces. It has been wonderful to get so many people involved in the project in this way, and it has been great to see what other people see in them. Some people took it on as a challenge for themselves to provide words for all 100 pieces and it was often hard to pick a single contribution. Overall there are words provided by 28 different people.

The clay pieces were moulded and cast in bronze (see the process videos below), overall there is an estimated 4 hours of work in each piece. They were then combined with the selected text to create 100 new pieces of art for this exhibition.

Exhibition details:

'Art Forms in Nature'
Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton BD23 1NJ
19 May to 11 June 2022, Thursdays - Saturdays 11-4pm

I will be manning the gallery on Thursdays and Fridays throughout this period.

Final Pieces

Day 1
Day 1

Words by @emmelinebutlerceramics

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Day 2
Day 2

Words by @mpayne2018

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Day 3
Day 3

Words by @rachelcookeartist

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Day 4
Day 4

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 5
Day 5

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 6
Day 6

Words by @crossley2590

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Day 7
Day 7

Words by @dtpbrews

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Day 8
Day 8

Words by @emmelinebutlerceramics

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Day 9
Day 9

Words by @mpayne2018

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Day 10
Day 10

Words by @sarahbutlerwriter

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Day 11
Day 11

Words by @k.e.l

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Day 12
Day 12

Words by @taffysheldon

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Day 13
Day 13

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 14
Day 14

Words by @emmelinebutlerceramics

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Day 15
Day 15

Words by @joy_impressions

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Day 16
Day 16

Words by @taffysheldon

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Day 17
Day 17

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 18
Day 18

Words by @dtpbrews

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Day 19
Day 19

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 20
Day 20

Words by @rachelcookeartist

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Day 21
Day 21

Words by @markbinderbooks

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Day 22
Day 22

Words by @annawhitehouseceramics

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Day 23
Day 23

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 24
Day 24

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 25
Day 25

Words by @davebutler.potter

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Day 26
Day 26

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 27
Day 27

Words by @k.e.l

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Day 29
Day 29

Words by @carolynhirdrogers

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Day 28
Day 28

Words by @burnyourbones

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Day 30
Day 30

Words by @davidlarkin20

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Day 31
Day 31

Words by @mpayne2018

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Day 32
Day 32

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 33
Day 33

Words by @mrsmiggins_thecat

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Day 34
Day 34

Words by @sarahbutlerwriter

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Day 35
Day 35

Words by @emmelinebutlerceramics

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Day 36
Day 36

Words by @ruthshepherdart

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Day 37
Day 37

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 38
Day 38

Words by @jats_life

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Day 39
Day 39

Words by @rachelcookeartist

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Day 40
Day 40

Words by @greenberfield

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Day 41
Day 41

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Day 42
Day 42

Words by @carolynhirdrogers

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Day 43
Day 43

Words by @elaine.porter.319

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Day 44
Day 44

Words by @davebutler.potter

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Day 45
Day 45

Words by @annedejarnette11

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Day 46
Day 46

Words by @burnyourbones

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Day 47
Day 47

Words by @annedejarnette11

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Day 48
Day 48

Words by @mrsmiggins_thecat

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Day 49
Day 49

Words by @annedejarnette11

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Day 50
Day 50

Words by @yoremillcraftshopgallery

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Process

The videos below show the different stages in the process from the clay shape to the final framed piece