Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ermington, Modbury and Ugborough Saturday markets

Last Saturday I had my busiest market day so far. I started the day at Ugborough Sustainable Saturdays by setting up my stall at 9.15 to showcase my portfolio of work. I have retained copies of most things I have made, so I have something to show people. After this, I went to Lambside Farm between Battisborough and Noss Mayo to  relax and enjoy (not stall) a Christmas fair based in farm/workshop buildings. They had some really nice coffee, pie and mince pies. I enjoyed the company of the other artists and sitting by the log burner. Later, I returned home to set up my stall for my local Christmas Fair in Ermington Church 5-7.30.
This was the previous week at Modbury Christmas Fair 2019

Ermington Christmas Fair 2019

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Wren commission from my 'Portfolio' collection

I have recently finished making this bespoke wren, which is an indoor sculpture made from lots of different miscellaneous objects. The objects make each one very unique and I like to think it has a clockwork feel, almost as though it is a mechanical bird that might suddenly spread its wings and fly away. 
Ed Hill Metal Art wren sculpture
Dimensions: aprox. 24x13x18cm
Price: (please refer to the right hand column under 'portfolio')
Type: Indoor

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Big 'Green' Dragonfly

I have recently finished this big dragonfly commission to be displayed outside. These dragonflies lend themself well as garden art, because they are made from stainless steel. They are also versitile as they can be displayed on a wall or made to stand/rest (for example on a stainless steel rod beside a pond). Like all my work I specialise in using recycled stainless steel. In this case I have used spoons in the tail, a ladel for the body, cutlery handle for the nose, and an assortment of rods I salvage from draining boards, oven racks ect. The wings are made from some special stainless steel that I have baught especially for it's striking iridescent colour and weatherproof. It mimics the same colour found in nature on insects bodies and peacocks feathers.

I currently have these to see in: Salcombe at Gallery 5 and South Sands Hotel; RHS Rosemoor, North Devon; and here in my own collection.

Big Dragonfly - Ed Hill
Big Dragonfly Ed Hill

Dimensions: aprox. 50cm2
Price: (Please refer to the right hand column under 'portfolio')
Type: Wall Mounted
Can be made for inside and outside.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Recycled dragonflies

I am currently preparing for Ermington & Modbury Christmas fairs. Here are some of my coloured and uncoloured small dragonflies made from cutlery.

Dragonflies - Ed Hill Metal Art
Prices: (Please refer to the right hand column under 'Portfolio')
For more information see the portfolio tabs

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Part of the process

I have been collecting and pairing these knives to turn into dragonfly wings. I have a couple of Christmas Fayres coming up at the start of December in Modbury and Ermington, so I will be making some of my dragonflies for then. For more information see my 'Events'

Dragonflies - Ed Hill Metal Art
Ed Hill Metal Art - Dragonflies

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Big dragonfly

Big dragonfly commission in situ at new home

Another piece of outdoor dragonfly art with a 50cm wingspan. I love this photo given to me by a recent client. The back wall sets the artwork off beautifully. Providing a soft earthy backdrop. These dragonflies suit an indoor or outdoor setting, whether it is by a pond, or as a piece of garden wall art as seen below. I look forward to making more of these in the next couple of weeks for RHS Garden Rosemoor to their annual Winter Sculpture Exhibition; RNLI Appledore's Art Exhibtion and Salcombe.

Dimensions: aprox. 50cm2
Price: (Please refer to the right hand column under 'Portfolio')
Type: Wall Mounted
Can be made for inside and outside.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Cockerel 2

Cockerel 2. I have made this for RNLI Art Exhibition at Appledore, North Devon. The exhibition is being held on 24-27th October.

Cockerel - Ed Hill Metal Art
Dimensions: Aprox. 65cm tall
Price: (Please refer to the right hand column under 'Portfolio')
Type: Garden art/Outdoor art/Indoor art
Materials: Re-purposed spoons, teaspoons, serving trays and knives
Suitable for indoors or outdoors