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 the online art gallery
Bitan makes an appearance 5 minutes in, many thanks to the selectors!!

In the Spotlight

Alongside the amazing Terry Jones and Steve Hodgson, I am a technician at Morley College on the bronze course three times a year. The sculpture studio becomes a foundry for a week and the students create! As a result, I am able to join the technicians in an incredible show in the Morley Gallery. Many thanks to Ana Lena who has placed my sculpture Cene in the window facing Westminster Bridge Road. The photo does not do it justice. Please pop along if you can.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A very fine start to 2019

The first email of the new year announced that 'Bitan' (above) is a prize winner with the online gallery and will be featured on the website during January. 'Cene' (below) got a special commendation. Out of 909 international entries, I am well chuffed !! Bitan has been included in the winter exhibition at the excellent Felix and Spear Gallery, Ealing