Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Sculpting Hares

I have recently been commissioned to sculpt some hares. This is a model I have made. Whenever I am commissioned to make a subject that I have not studied before, I need to have plenty of time in advance. This is because I have to spend a considerable amount of time drawing and making models. It's a necessity. The more time I take to to do this work, the better the final piece will be. This took me over 7 hours, over two days. After day one I needed a second opinion and fresh eyes. I had to sleep on it, and then come back to it the following day, to make the changes I felt it still needed. Prior to this I spent 4 hours drawing, over the course of a couple of weeks.

I am enjoying this commission, as I have wanted to sculpt hares. They are very popular, and I can appreciate why. For me it is there lovely large ears.

YouTube video below

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

New Year, New Workshop 2021

 I am catching up with myself, after a busy January. New Year's Eve I moved workshop. One Month later I can now say I'm starting to get settled. I am currently working on a commission for a client, and also planning/preparing for many many exhibitions this year. Some new some old. To name but a few: Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford; Delamore Arts, Cornwood; Cotswolds sculpture park, Cotwolds; 'Contempory Passions' - Harbour House Kingsbridge; Devon Open Studios! I think there will be some more too, later in the year.

Here are some sculptures I made at the end of December 2020 before I moved.

I was commissioned to make an egret, in this case I made a little egret, as I was taken by their stylish tufted head, and their wispy breast/neck feathers. It could quite easily be mistaken for a heron, as after my study I discovered their is very little to distinguish the two apart from their size and colour.
The neck was a challenge for me, as I used straight pipe! I cut it and reshaped it and worked it to become smooth. I have seen them fairly often down in Wonwell Estuary, and occasionally higher up the river erme. Devon, South Hams.

There is a video of the kingfisher is below, if you click on the link it will take you to my YouTube channel, where you will be able to see it 360 degrees. If you would like to know prices for commissioning these, then get in touch.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Ermington Late Night Christmas Market

 Here is my display for Ermington Late Night Market tonight, and next Wednesday. 5-7pm I've tried to fit as much as I can on my board! Even though it's a bit squashed I hope people will still be able to appreciate them individually. Next weeks  market will be 15th December

Friday, 27 November 2020

Crux Craft Fair 2021 and virtual exhibition 2020

I am very pleased to announce that I will be at Crux Craft Fair in 2021. As it can't go ahead this year they have included all the exhibitors who will be there next year on their website. You will see a sample of persons work, including links to their relevent websites. Thank you 'Crux Craft Fair Team' for organising this!
And many more! If you visit the page and scroll down. Crux Craft Fair, Rattery, South Devon. Friday 26th - Sunday 28th November 2021

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Here is my brand new selection of 'Greeting Cards'

Greeting Cards for sale Please note: the P&P prices are inclusive of the price of the cards

Friday, 20 November 2020

Modbury Christmas Fair! 12th & 13th December (Fingers Crossed) X

I am excited to announce (with caution of course!) that a 'Real' Christmas Fair is planned for the 12th and 13th of December 2020 I will be there both days, with lots of artwork on display (big and small), including my new ranges of Christmas and Greeting cards. 2-4pm Saturday 10-12noon Sunday