12/30/17

Colour for new pieces

Getting there with this one, and thinking about colour. I reckon these pieces will look best with a light finish, maybe greenish white, or painted in pastel colours, and rubbed back to show the shiny metal beneath.

Not quite happy with the side angle, think it needs to tilt forward a bit.

This piece and its friend had a rather nasty experience, btw — eaten by mice! I left them in the studio overnight to find the box of Castilene full of tiny claw marks and these guys all gnawed. The next night I stored everything except this piece in the microwave but left this one out, standing up, with a plastic bag over it, thinking that’d be fine. Well, not only did the mice go under the bag and nibble the model everywhere, right up to the mask, but they did so without tipping it over. Needless to say, now all models live either in the microwave or a plastic box!

12/7/17

New folks

Working on pieces to cast next year. I don’t know if those coat tails can be moulded. If not, rather then tidy them up, I’ll probably make an individual coat for each piece in the edition, as I like the messy look — I’m trying to keep a sketchy quality in these pieces.

Selfie!

11/21/17

Elizabeth Bowen quotes

Des Lewis’s extensive collection of Elizabeth Bowen quotes, starting here:

Elizabeth Bowen Quotes (1)

Her novel The Death of the Heart is one of my favourite books, but I must admit I’ve only finished one or two others and failed to get into a couple more. I wish that wasn’t the case, but with the exception of The Death of the Heart I keep finding her characters ungrippable, which tends to be a dealbreaker for me unless elements other than character are to the fore of a book.

Anyway, I’ve been enjoying the quotes on their own.

And I recommend The Death of the Heart to anyone who likes fine characterisation, wordsmithing and evocation of place.

10/21/17

Free shipping on limited brass

Just a note — I’ve extended free shipping on Etsy to limited edition brass pieces as well as bronze – that’s Faun, It Was Rabbit, and Crazy Hat Lady.

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10/13/17

Gary finished

Here he is!
“Gary”, bronze, edition of 6, height 17 cm.

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10/5/17

Gary

These are the new Garys at the foundry. They’ll be darker once they’re waxed, but this is basically what they look like. There’ll only be six of him, as the mould (made elsewhere) doesn’t produce great waxes, so that I have to do a fair bit of fiddly work on them. But I really wanted him to have a new lease of life and I’m happy with the result.

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