Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bric a Brac Character Developing Stage

It's amazing what you can create out of a balti pan. I didn't think I would get this far with the project so soon. The watch eye is still working but for how long I don't know!
The next stage will be tricky... will the weight of the pan tip over the sculpture when I secure it in the vase?

Friday, 16 September 2011

Bric a Brac Next Stage

The next part of this project was to attach the vase to some feet in flip flops. I wired up the base of the vase, made the feet and flip flop template out of polystyrene and wire then began to sculpture in cement. I have put sand inside the vase and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the cement does not expand too much and break the vase.
I am working on the balti pan while this dries out slowly and will put it together next week.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Bric a Brac

These are the start of my new project...a follow on from Bert. The vase was from a car boot sale, the copper pipe from my son in laws garage and the balti dish from a junk shop. I got the copper pipe riveted onto the balti dish as I haven't the equipment to do it myself. I have had a really enjoyable day turning this junk into a soon to be treasured piece of artwork. Lets hope the finished piece turns out as the image I have in my head.I have also bought myself 12.5kg of air dryed clay which I intend to sculpture as part of this piece.

Friday, 9 September 2011

A Different Way of Illustrating

Went to see Louise Gardiner's work at Quarry Bank Mill in Style today. She had some lovely pieces of work, I particularly liked her illustrative work. The very decorative pieces were very accomplished embroidery but were too complicated for my liking. I like work to have a sense of fun which I think these two images have.
Lousie's sketchbook was beautiful and very spontaneous. The exhibition finishes 10th Sept but she has her work on