Came to the arts via science degree, scholarship at Jerusalem Botanics, Scottish research institute, stone masonry scholarship, father’s studio, into the bosom of his extended family’s tradition. The work says everything else you need to know.
Working in two clays out of the famous Staffordshire deposits, ungrogged terra cotta, a wet rusty brown, and pure white porcelain clay designed by the potter Audrey Blackman.
Mold making is all done in house. Unlike a painting which is finished when the artist wipes his varnish brushes on his apron, a sculpture descends from the artists hands through five processes to an outcome sometimes a long way from where it started. Controlling these stages means sleeping better. Starting with a faithful impression in rubber of the clay original is of the highest priority, so we do it.
An important part of the bronze casting process is the production of a wax replica of an original model. This artist incorporates wax from his own unique bee hives to make a product superior to anything used in a UK foundry. Here are a few of his 1 million girls working ivy.
Using three or four foundries, sometimes for different parts of the same piece, all parts are brought together, assembled, finished and patinated at our place before they leave for your place.
A rare additional discipline among sculptors in clay. Stone is the zenith. It takes technique, endurance, certainty and passion, like most things worth doing.