Tuesday, 3 September 2019

serenaded by 'bubbles'

I am loving being back in the studio after a summer break. However, getting there when the football is on is a nightmare, as West Ham play at the Olympic Park and my studio is next door - the other side of the tracks. I spent the day pottering about, drilling holes, trying things out, painting sculpture and just taking stock, all the while serenaded by the fans in fine voice. I am all for a bit of community singing but finding myself joining in was a tad disconcerting. The repertoire includes the first verse only of oldies but goodies, 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' is every other song. Other delights include -'It must be love', 'Come on Irene/Eileen(?)' 'Runaround Sue' and 'Sweet Caroline'. I have absolutely no idea why these songs are so significant and perhaps more importantly, whether it will subliminally affect my sculpture!
 Work in progress

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Summer shows

I was delighted to have 'Vinculum' selected by Greville Worthington, Chair of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer exhibition. The show is on until 14th September at the RSS HQ, Dora House.

108, Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3RA


Meanwhile my very fine chum Chris Wood, a phenomenal print maker, invited friends to exhibit in the excellent Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport. Two of my mono prints were selected. We had a fine turn out including the mayor in all her finery. It is a great venue and I was in excellent company. Enough of all that socialising - back to the studio for a while!!


very bright and difficult to miss!

Monday, 18 March 2019

another fine day in the foundry

This was a perfect day to spend at the beautiful foundry that Terry has set up in Cambridgeshire. 

We built new sand boxes ably assisted by 2 dogs,

 admired cobwebs
 3 men and a box

 emptying the kiln

 firing up the crucible
 warming up

Polly checking what we are up to
 and a very fine pour - results next week!

Monday, 11 March 2019

and three come along at once !!!

Small is beautiful 
 Opens May 4th-19th at Unit 3 Projects, ASC Studios, Empson St, E3 3LT.  Gillian Brent, Jill Gibson and Sheila Vollmer are my invited sculptors. They are 3 amazing artists, the show will be terrific!

 2 small sculptures in this amazing gallery

 I am posting a small bronze to the USA

Sunday, 20 January 2019

art crit

A fine time had by all ! I was in great company today in the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern discussing work. Many thanks to Claire McDermott for putting together an interesting mix of artists for a crit. Thanks too for the many people who came along throughout the afternoon and especially to my students David and Helena who brought excellent work along for the open crit. A thoroughly good day. A view of setting up this morning and 'Pirolo', a small bronze on stone is in the foreground.

Friday, 18 January 2019

unicorns in the sink and a goats bottom

This is not a change of direction for me! I was asked to clean up some small bronzes and I gave them a quick rinse to clean off some stubborn plaster mix . I had a fair bit of repair work to do on the goats rear end so I should have paid more attention at school. It is not often one has to know the anatomy of a goats bum and my school had a working farm with the infamous Buster the ram; however he certainly didnt want anyone examining his backside.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Light Space Time, a fine start to 2019 part 2

Bitan is on show now, January 2019 with www.lightspacetime.art the online art gallery
Bitan makes an appearance 5 minutes in, many thanks to the selectors!!