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.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Another week of sanding and filling

This week I've continued to sand and fill the base for the Droplet.
It's a relatively slow process as each layer has to dry thoroughly before sanding. The good weather has helped and I've been able to leave the piece out in the sun to dry.

It's almost ready for casting. This week I will begin to make the mould.
I've started to work on the wall piece that accompanies the Droplet, it can be seen behind me in the photo above.

Friday, 16 April 2010

A Week of Filling and Sanding

The polystyrene core is coated with a finishing skim plaster. Several layers need to be applied to achieve the finish I want. The above photograph shows the second layer being applied to be base of the sculpture.

All week I've been coating and sanding back, coating and sanding back. I've still some way to go before the desired finish is achieved. Once I've got the surface refined I can begin to make my mould for casting it into fibre glass.

Mould and maquette.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


We arrived on site this morning at 7.45am.
By 11.15am everything was completed.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Patinating the Bronzes... day 2

Today my new Bullfinch torch arrived so I could continue with the patination.
Applying the copper nitrate solution needs a 'softer' flame.

The bronze needs to be heated before the solution is applied. It's heated to an 'ouch hot' temperature.... rather than an 'aeeya burnie' if it is too hot the chemicals will simply burn off.

I want to work on these a little more tomorrow, but essentially this is how the finished patination will look.