Browsing Nature

November 2017
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on 6th November 2017
 
Making a nice smooth goose to follow a recent Seagull and Coot to the foundry. Next month I am going to the National Poultry Show in Telford to have a look at the fancy chickens and more geese, ducks and turkeys, all of wish I wish I had. But instead maybe I will make.

November 2017
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on 6th November 2017
 
Making a nice smooth goose to follow a recent Seagull and Coot to the foundry. Next month I am going to the National Poultry Show in Telford to have a look at the fancy chickens and more geese, ducks and turkeys, all of wish I wish I had. But instead maybe I will make.

January 2017
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on 3rd January 2017
 
In the studio painting the new bronze Blue Cranes. A departure for me, trying specialist metal paint on bronze instead of the unreliable pale patinas. The two Blue Cranes and a Heron will go outside in the South African sunshine, so white and grey patinas would not last. Naturalist painting is proving to be fun, although I am probably poisoning...

December 2016
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on 3rd January 2017
 
Repatinating Sitting Piglet at the foundry.

October 2016
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on 29th October 2016
 
I've still got both original white plaster Staffie and the black bronze Staffie in my studio. The difference in colour changes the form enormously. And so difficult to photograph the black version. I am working at the moment in some quite rough black clay (actually it is a dark reddish purple colour until it is fired), modeling a head portrait...

September 2016
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on 20th October 2016
 
Patinating at Bronze Age foundry, this is an oversized Geometric Tortoise in black - 'liver' - and polished bronze. Some big birds to follow.

New work and events at the studio
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on 16th September 2016
 
      Hello, everybody, I hope you all have been seeing some wonderful art lately.  I've been working in my "new" studio, creating collages and having a new experience I'd like to tell you about. We live in the Woodstock/Saugerties area of the Hudson Valley,with a growing film festival "industry'....a...

July 2016
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on 3rd September 2016
 
I've made a pair of guinea pigs in clay, ready to take to the foundry now. Why? I don't know, but they are a good size - life size - and have some interesting problems to solve, abstract forms and quirky features...