Sculpture blog — Copper sculpture

Gladstone Pottery Museum picture

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Gladstone Pottery Museum picture

I was inspired while watching The Great Pottery Throwdown to make a picture of the Gladstone Pottery Museum where the series is filmed, with the iconic bottle kilns that Stoke-on-Trent is famous for. The picture is all copper. Flame coloured on the kilns and buildings and alcohol ink on the copper sheet background.    I’ve also made a piece with copper butterflies painted with alcohol ink that I call ‘The Great Escape’ as one butterfly is outside the frame representing that it’s either escaped or hasn’t yet been pinned to the board. It’s up to the viewer to decide.   ...

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Bird feeders

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Bird feeders

I've been making some different bird feeders lately for our feathered friends. Photos are of some of the designs. If there's something in particular you wanted, shoot me an email to discuss.

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Custom order

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Custom order

My latest custom order was for a wall hanging featuring some roses. Here are pictures of my design and the finished piece. The flowers were stained with alcohol ink which really makes them pop. When coated with lacquer they have an almost metallic sheen.

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A year in review

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A year in review

Well what with one thing and another it's been a funny old year. For me it was a major milestone as I resigned from my job to make sculptures full time. It's been a dream for quite a while to be my own boss so I eventually decided to take the plunge as the pandemic made me realise life really is too short not to do what you want. I'm hoping to rent a unit early next year so I'll be able to concentrate on my work better than from my current shed where space is limited. Over the year...

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Latest metal sculptures

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Latest metal sculptures

I've been busy with various things at the moment, but I've made a few items that I'd like to share. These include a bird of prey sculpture, the wings of which move in the wind, a fairy, hare, spider, bird feeder and a raven. On top of this I've been busy fulfilling regular orders for Calla lilies, roses, bird baths etc. Remember if you want something unique making, contact me and I will see what I can do. 

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