Thursday, 26 September 2013

Snoozing apprentice

I planned a fine day in the studio but was thwarted by traffic, I have spent 7 hours in London hold ups when I should have been working. This is a lot of radio 4 even for me.  I just cannot carry some sculpture on the bus and a simple car trip back from Battersea took 4 hours for a 15 mile journey and I thought the smoke I could see from my studio before I set out for home was an early bonfire party but actually turned out to be a car on fire. So even the trip home, normally straightforward was again frustratingly slow. So not much progress on 3 small - and for once I really do mean small - sculptures. Polly the apprentice, below, was raring to go before we had to undertake the mammoth trek across  the metropolis, she slept all the way and is asleep again at my feet now, power napping to be ready for tomorrow.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Kyoto beckons

Not sure whether I shall be able to get there or not yet but I shall have three small sculptures in Kyoto, Japan next March. This is all through the East West Award happening later this year in Pall Mall. Small is requested so the one below at just 5'' might be winging its way.

Friday, 6 September 2013

All good

I have been taking the air in Broadstairs and Whitby, taking a much needed break after a busy year. I am feeling invigorated, though I am not sure how long that will last! I spent my time listening to some amazing music, singing Christmas carols (indeed, even in August with everyone sweltering in a heat wave), watching porpoise and walking. In Whitby it seems that anywhere you go is always 'up'. I return to London
to start a new term in my now permanent position as sculpture co-ordinator at the City Lit and an email informing me that once again I am shortlisted for the East West Award - YES!!!!