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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07/21/17

The return of Gary

Gary, my very first sculpture, will be coming back in bronze (with his arm joined to his body). Working on the waxes now.  I’ll decide on the edition size once these are cast and I see how they look.

Original Gary:

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07/17/17

A curious bear

I found this little fellow made of some kind of cast resin, about 20cm tall, with half an Oxfam sticker on the bottom of his foot, in a flea market here in Bangkok.

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His clothing seems to have been cast from real fabric, including his jumper. The knitted jumper pattern has been used for his nose, too. There are a couple of filed-down casting lines on his jumper and hat. The vendor thought he was handmade. I can’t find a manufacturer’s trademark or a signature, nor can I decipher the writing on the book — I think it’s just scribble, followed by four strokes like a paw print. I’ve looked for him online but no matches turn up.

He really looks like an old-fashioned little English boy on his own version of the Grand Tour. He must have been on quite a journey, but he looks not remotely tired of travelling. As for his name, he seems happy to be called Arthur.

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