Saturday, 26 August 2017

Making a wren part 3

West Alvington Horticultural Society Show

Today, I exhibited one of my most recent wren sculptures at the West Alvington Horticultural Society Show. To my delight it came 1st prize, with a comment which reads, 'Stunning! A wren with personality. Well done.' Thank you for this wonderful comment, and I hope all enjoyed seeing it.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Ed Hill @ Delemore Art Exhibition

All going well I will be exhibiting at the 'Delamore Arts' exhibition in 2018. I have submitted my application and await approval. The event is held in Cornwood near Ivybridge on the Delamore Estate. I went last year and found the combination of art and gardening to be very enjoyable. The exhibition takes place every day in May. You can find out more at the website:



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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Where do I get the metal from?


One place is 'Ivybridge Friends Motorcycle & Cycle Shop'. They provide me with lots of scrap metal, which helps to make my artwork so interesting to look at.

Some of it uses:

Gear cogs - gubbins that make up the inside of the bird sculptures
Bike chain - go round the gear cogs to give the impression of moving/functioning gears
Ball-bearings - make the great 'life-like' beady eyes
Hexagonal nuts - also used for the eyes


I think the bike parts help to give my work a sense of movement, a 'steampunk appearance', almost as though they function mechanically. The gears make me think of clocks, and the chains make me think of the turning motion of gears and wheels on a bike.

Thanks 'Ivybridge Friends Motorcycle & Cycle Shop'!