Alexandra Standen

9 Apr 2020

During the covid-19 lockdown we will be keeping you updated with new works and insights into our artists’ practice, process & inspiration…

Fill us in on what you are working on at the moment.. either before or during isolation

I’m trying to experiment a little more with form and surface. I have been meaning to start testing new glazes for ages but always put it off. Now seems like the perfect time to test new materials and recipes. I even started doing an online glaze course.

Being an artist is usually a solitary pursuit – do you have one tip or trick for people who are new to WFH, to stay motivated each day?

Waking up early is always the best way to remain motivated. I have found that if I set my alarm to the time I usually wake up then I feel pretty good about the day. I start it with yoga in my kitchen (I live in a small apartment so I have moved the kitchen table…it’s actually pretty good as a make shift yoga studio) and then head to the studio. Don’t let the whole day go by without taking to anyone, give someone a call just for a chat. 

What are you watching, listening to, looking at …

I just finished listening to Dolly Parton’s America on Apple podcasts. Highly recommend even if you’re not a Dolly fan.

If there is one good thing, be it personal or in general, that you hope to come out of this, what would it be?

I have actually found I’m connecting with my friends and family more. It’s all from a distance but it’s been nice to check up on everyone and have long chats over the phone.