Since Sliced Bread

A visual arts project celebrating and exploring the culture and history of our windmills.

Resources

Here are some Since Sliced Bread ideas and resource packs for making your own artworks out of flour, dough, grain and words!

Create your own salt dough sculpture.

Doh!

Take inspiration from the history of your local mill or the idea of ‘From Field to Fork’ and create a 2D or 3D sculpture using only flour, salt and water. Then either leave your sculpture plain, or paint, varnish or embellish it with extras!  Take a photograph of it in an artistic pose then print onto paper, mugs, or plates…the possibilities are endless!

The creations shown here were made by young people and community groups at Heckington and Moulton Windmills, Lincolnshire.  Participants in the workshops took their inspiration from the history of the mills and the creatures they imagined living there, particularly at Halloween!

In this downloadable Doh pack you will find a recipe for making salt dough, information on the process, links to other resources, further ideas and hints and tips on photography.  Don’t forget you can also submit your creations to the Since Sliced Bread project gallery!

The history of Salt Dough


Create your own imaginary world made of flour!

Flourscape

All Fi’s Flourscapes have been sculpted  using flour and utensils from the kitchen.

“As a visual artist, I sometimes work in ‘beds’ of flour. The creation of forms and marks in my flour beds are evocative of Zen Gardens. I embrace the principles behind the traditional Zen Gardens through my art practice; creating minimalist landscapes that empties the mind,in an almost meditative way, offering a place of calm for both the maker and viewer (hopefully)!
I create images of the resulting ‘flourscapes’, hoping to capture the quality and beauty of just ‘being’.”

In this downloadable Flourscapes pack you will find a list of things you need to make your own flourscapes, the process, further ideas and hints and tips on photography. Don’t forget you can also submit your creations to the Since Sliced Bread project gallery!


Create your own  landscape made up of local grain, bran and/or flour.

Grainscape

Make your own Sow and Sow Grainscape using utensils from the kitchen, e.g. chop sticks. It is important to Fi, the visual artist behind the Since Sliced Bread project, that creativity can take place anywhere, including being able to make art just from using items found in the kitchen!

In this Sow and Sow pack you will find a list of things you need to make your own Grainscape, the process, further ideas and hints and tips on photography.  Don’t forget you can also submit your creations to the Since Sliced Bread project gallery!

Use Your Loaf!

Use your Loaf

We are ‘baking’ word loaves all over the land! Preserving forgotten sayings as well as making up our own new ones!  Help to build your local mill’s unique sliced loaf! Each slice will be made of paper and will be ‘spread’ with your flour- or food-related sayings! Each mill will display their ‘loaf’, covered in thought-provoking, amusing and clever quotes.

Download a slice of bread here.

Write your saying on the  slice using a marker pen.
Cut it out and take it to your local mill and/or photograph your creative writing and submit it to the Since Sliced Bread project gallery.

Be as creative as you like; all food- and mill-related words welcome, so use your loaf and get thinking!

Why stop at a slice, do a whole loaf! You could even expand to create whole stories!

These creative activities were developed by artist Fi Burke for Since Sliced Bread © Fi Burke 2014

 

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