L_R My sculpture 'Clymdych', ceramic and wire, Gillian Brent, mixed media, Sheila Vollmer, (wall mounted) wood
Sunday, 2 February 2020
It has been a fine start to 2020 with a recorded discussion that I took part in with three other sculptors. 'This Stuff Matters' brings together myself, Gillian Brent, Jill Gibson and Sheila Vollmer. We recorded a far reaching and insightful discussion about our sculpture and our careers, with nearly 150 years of experience between us and we have seen huge changes. I shall be transcribing and editing the recording and this will be available on our website https://www.stuff-matters.co.uk We also managed to drink a lot of tea, the food was terrific and we had some lovely guests in the evening. Later in the year, we will all come together for a weekend event in Cullercoats near Newcastle in October, more news to follow as we progress.
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Highly flattered I was, to be asked to contribute to the website www.instantloveland.com . This is a dialogue forum for abstract art, examining and debating the diverse forms of art practise. I am indebted to the extremely patient editors John Bunker www.johnbunkerartist.com and Matt Dennis. As I chose to write about a visit I made many years ago, to an open studio event, (and it was very very many years ago!!) there were some extremely interesting discussions had about the subsequent changes in the art world once I submitted the first draft. Food for thought for me certainly. This was a challenging project but ultimately very rewarding. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
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!
Sunday, 1 September 2019
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
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,
Monday, 11 March 2019
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!