Sculpture blog — wall art

Art in the Pen

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Art in the Pen

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, but just a quick one to say I’ve been accepted for the “Art in the Pen“ art and craft fair in Skipton in August. I don’t do many craft fairs but I went to this one as a visitor last year and thought it was excellent with a really high calibre of exhibitors, which is why I applied. In preparation for this I’ve been making lots of new wall hangings using copper with wood backgrounds. I’ve also been using alcohol ink and pyrography so lots of different things will be available...

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We're gonna need a bigger boat

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We're gonna need a bigger boat

  Latest make was a fishing boat wall hanging. I enjoy making wall hangings as there's so many things you can design and everyone has a wall to hang things from.

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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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