Harrods - Christmas Window Display - December 2012
Last month I was approached by Harrods of Knightsbridge and asked if I would like to feature in their Christmas 2012 window displays.
The theme this year is Disney Princesses, with each window displaying a scene from a different Disney Princess fairytale. The featured princesses are all wearing dresses designed by some of the world’s top couture designers, including Versace, Jenny Packham, Ralph & Russo, Roberty Cavalli and Elie Saab.
The Fallow Fawn appears with Sleeping Beauty, peering inquisitively from the foot of the bed while Princess Aurora sleeps.
Heron is featured within The Princess and The Frog display, calmly observing the Princess searching for her prince from the edge of a glittering pond.
If your Christmas shopping travels take you via Harrods, the display will run until the end of December.
BBC iPlayer - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 2012
New Works Winter/ Spring 2012
In January and February the studio door opens again and new ideas take to the turntables. Most of these will have been on my mind for the year or more, and it is good to see them out. Here, images of armature building and maquettes.
December 2011 - January 2012
The period of the year for completing commissions, which vary from large carvings, bronzes, lettering, relief work - in fact a whole range of techniques and disciplines that a sculptor should posses. I would argue that you aren't a sculptor until you have a handle on the full spectrum, because you cannot carve well until you can model, and vice versa and you can't do relief work until you can draw. And to letter one must have fine control of razor sharp tools, precise hammer weight, good geometrical design and a balance between rules and freedom to make the letters flow. Each discipline informs the other.
Birdwatching Magazine Article
Monday 28th November 2011
Birdwatching Magazine wrote a superb article on Theodore’s work in this month’s online magazine. They focused on the popular ‘Reed Warbler’, ‘Owl and the Moon’ and ‘Partridges Rising’ sculptures.
The ‘Reed Warbler’ was one of the sculptures featured in this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
You can read the entire article on the Birdwatching Magazine website.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Monday 27th June 2011
Theodore Gillick showcased two of his popular works on the SKYshades Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show 2011. His new, life-size Leaping Hares are a garden version of the table-top Mad March Hares, an edition which proved hugely popular and has now sold out.
Only released from the foundry in early May, Leaping Hares are an edition of 9. The edition seen at Chelsea is already number 3, with several further orders having been taken in the first few days of the Show.
The Hares are in their element in the SKYshades garden, surrounded by wildflowers, and would look marvellous in a wild (or not so wild) area of any garden. They have a discreet base which can be fixed into the ground as required.
Theodore’s Reed Warbler is an elegant and unusual piece, which displays equally well indoors and out. Indeed, many clients mention that their Warbler migrates each spring to the garden, returning to the fireside for the colder months.
Further details of the Sky Shades entry, including a virtual tour of the garden may be found on the RHS website by clicking here.
The use of sculpture to enhance a garden setting is one of the themes covered by Julie Hollobone, of The Garden in her article on the RHS website, entitled 'Five Trends to Watch'. In it she makes reference to 'Leaping Hares'. See the full article here.