Sunday, 19 March 2017


I am delighted that 'Bitan' has been shortlisted for the RA summer exhibition, perhaps I should say nothing for fear of jinxing it......too late!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Four go off to a foundry

We were back to the foundry today to empty the sandpit and collect our bronzes. It was another beautiful spring day, the birds were singing though the peahen did not put in an appearance and we were also serenaded by the local church bells. Now comes some serious use of a wire brush and a hacksaw

Monday, 6 March 2017

the heat was on

We have just had a hugely successful day and the furnace worked a treat.

 heating up

dressed for the occasion

 the first crucible

 the studio with primroses and birds singing

the peahen who came to see what was going on

 and the final crucible all done! Results next week.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

the new foundry

I have spent a glorious day preparing for a pour in a brand new foundry. The setting is stunning, a grade 1 listed stable block

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Hotting up

A new sculpture, constructed from different timbers, needed to have the surface pulled together. Being mighty chilly right now, I decided to keep warm and deal with the sculpture by scorching it. This took far longer than I thought

 almost done, some minor tidying up to do

 Meanwhile Polly and Pedro stay inside in the warm, Pedro is so close to the fire he looks like he is on fire himself

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

being watched

My new neighbours in Chelmsford College did not say much while I was using the bandsaw

 to cut into some green branches so that could bend them.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A wedgie at the YSP

A beautiful foggy Yorkshire Sculpture Park (with some fine sculptures by Nash Goldsworthy Moore
Ai Wei Wei not shown here)

and then the sun came out. It was the perfect day for walking and getting to see some fine sculpture

The performance piece was seeing the Kaws sculpture being dismantled


 the ultimate wedgie


and a glorious sunset to finish off.