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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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Experimenting with alcohol ink

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Experimenting with alcohol ink

While some people turn to drinking alcohol, I've turned to dying copper with it, namely in the form of alcohol ink. So far I've coloured some poppies and roses, and the effect is really nice, almost like a metallic sheen. 

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Enamelled poppy

Enamelled poppy

I've been experimenting lately with enamelling, and after a few tries I enamelled a few of my copper poppies. These are now available to purchase. I also made a wall hanging that I call the celestial tree as by using circles for foliage it makes it look like planets.  

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Latest creations

Latest creations

I've made a few one of a kind items lately, ranging from owls to a space marine wall hanging. A couple of these were commissioned, while others are just made on a whim. It's challenging but interesting to push myself to create something unique. These items make great gifts and with Christmas around the corner now's a great time for forward planning and getting something for that special someone. If you have something special in mind, contact me and I'll see what I can do to make your idea come to life.

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Pumpkins and owls

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Pumpkins and owls

Recently made this little owl face peeking from a hole in wood. It can be free standing or hung on the wall. I intend making more owls in this fashion. Also had a commission for a pumpkin that was challenging to construct but got there in the end.         

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