About me

I have over 20 years of experience and success in the creation of high quality artwork designed to withstand the rigours of the public space. Works have been in 3 dimensions, as well as ground and wall based relief. Over the years I have made new works for town centres, community gardens, public recreation grounds, local authority buildings, housing association developments as well as libraries, hospitals and health centres.

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Next Chapter 2

Slowly but surely the new work space is taking shape. This week we took delivery of some furniture for the 'clean space'. This, as with everything we seem to do at the moment, was not without problems. I won't go into detail here, but I recommend anybody intending to buy large items from Ikea hire a van rather than use their delivery service!

It isn't looking terribly 'clean' at the moment, but it is taking shape.

This side of the space will be used for exhibiting work and as a meeting room. It will also be an area where we can put displays together away from the dust of the main studio.

In the space to the right of the picture I will install my office. We've managed to acquire a drawing board and a plan chest free of charge. This has been a fantastic help. Thank you to John Manzie in Cupar and Colin at Riccall for their help.

The main studio still looks a bit like a bomb site. We're currently working on two projects amongst all the unpacking.

Main studio looking from the opposite end.

The yard will eventually be used for stone carving and any other out door work.
We are still working on the clay/wet materials room, which will double as an education space. At the moment it is mostly being used for storage!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Selby College Workshop 7/10/09

A workshop for 1st year diploma students at Selby College.
Students started to carve a sphere from a block of polystyrene. Next week they will work into their spheres creating pod/seed inspired forms. Once completed the 19 pieces will be joined together to create an endless column.

This is the first time the students have tried carving.

Working with a variety of tools they formed their spheres.

One of the pieces at the end of day 1.... an excellent result.