Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Scratchy Dogs!

I had another 'Creative Play' day today with friends Jo Dewar & Sarah Walker. We'd planned to do some lino printing but unfortunately I had a cufflink commission to complete so I only had a short time this afternoon.

This is my sad little effort... Scratchy Dog!

Greetings Card Display

New card ranges on display at the studio

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

NEW Leafy card designs

After all the leafy metalwork I've been doing I thought I'd make a range of greetings cards to compliment.....

I've kept the designs simple in black & white reminiscent of the etching artwork I did for the metal leaf pieces.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Supersize Lady Gardener!

Approx 50cm tall

With Mother's Day in mind....
I finished this figure only this morning....
then sold her this afternoon!
I'd better make another one????

Thursday, 10 February 2011

New Animals.....

Started working on some new animal card designs last night.
Watch this space......

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Latest small panels

Continuing with the leaf theme......
Etched copper & brass leaves are soldered onto opposite colour metal to create rich contrasts

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Acorn cups

On Sunday I finally got around to doing something with the cute acorn cups I had collected from friend Rachelle's garden back in October! I was inspired by a picture she had made from lots of the little cups framed I set about creating my own using some wood glue & an ikea box frame! A bit of a fiddle but I love the way each one has it's own variation in size & colour. Groups of items always appeal to me...I've made shell versions in the past & it's a good excuse to go out collecting bits & pieces for future collages.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Year of the Rabbit

As it's Chinese New Year & 2011 is the year of the Rabbit I thought I'd make some bunnies!
I made these 2 first but decided the faces needed to be slightly longer so the next one is the version I shall make if they prove popular.

After having look brief look at Chinese horoscopes...I discovered that being a Monkey (!) I am suited to a career as a jeweller either that or a air traffic controller!!!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Love Cats!

Yesterday I made some 'Love Cats' just right for Valentine's Day...
although cats are popular all year round of course!
Made in copper & brass, each one is individually created so they all have their own character. Available from my studio (first outside event not until March!)
18cm x 10cm

14cm x 6cm

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


These are my lastest larger metalwork wall pieces which I've made since Christmas. The copper & brass is working well with the leaf motifs. They are taking alot of heating to solder them so I may need to get a larger nozzle for my blow torch? I'm getting rather red in the face, blasting the heat, as the copper rod draws the heat away from the area I am trying to solder!

50cm x 80cm

The etching is highlighted by the patina
55cm x 66cm
90cm x 80cm approx
I think this is as large as I can go at the moment due to my work bench area being restricted


We went to the Malvern Flea market on Sunday...

Unusually we didn't buy much! I did however find this groovy 70's (?) piece of cat fabric!

It's only a small piece so I don't think I'll be able to make much from it...I think I'll cut out the cat motifs & applique (!! sewing???) them onto a backing fabric maybe?

When we were insulating the attic a while ago this fab flowery wallpaper was discovered....
I had to keep a little bit of history.