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!

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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07/27/17

Photography day

Had a photography day today. With pieces often looking a bit different between batches, I do a fair bit of re-photographing to keep pictures current. Maybe I worry too much, but I’d rather do the photography than be worried about whether people are getting what they expect. Got some cute pics of Sir Cumnavigator, who is now back on Etsy:

I’ve also cast five more of The Sleep of Monsters, which will be back online soon. I’m going to the foundry Monday to check the waxes for the sun and moon hares. I’ve made three Garys, and that might be all for now, as I also want to finish another Beau, and I’m hitting a wall with all this fiddling with waxes. I could try being less fussy, but that’s not really in my idiom. If I call this weekend the end of this year’s casting, I’ll have a couple of months to catch up on other things and relax a bit.

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