Saturday, 27 January 2018

what the queen said, twice in one week

It is not often that one opens an email with information from the Palace. The Royal British Society of Sculptors is an international society of.....sculptors! This week we had an EGM and voted to change the name to the  Royal Society of Sculptors but to be all above board and tickety boo, the Queen must approve. She does, so we have had confirmation that we can go ahead. Watch out for the new logo coming soon. These are exciting times for the RBS and I hope that the new name will attract more members, especially from around the world.
On a very personal note, my wonderful parents received a card from the palace this week congratulating them on their diamond wedding anniversary.

Monday, 22 January 2018

New show of paper (not glass)

My name is in the middle of this, alongside some great artists. I am delighted to announce the first show for 2018 where I shall be showing paper sculpture. It will be great to see you if you can get along and the Chinese New Year Celebrations are always great! Many thanks to the London Group. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

latest sculpture, first glass

I spent three months in Italy in 2016, a real life changing fellowship at the brilliant Fonderia Mariani in Pietrasanta. I have been popping back as often as I can as it is such an amazing place. For my last visit time I took a small wax as an experiment because the foundry have been expanding into casting in glass! I haven't seen this sculpture yet, this is the photo they sent through. There is still some cleaning up to be done but the piece has come out whole. I thought that I might be waiting until the autumn before I go back over but now.........