June pieces



Finally the sun broke through yesterday and I could take some photos of what I’ve been up to this week. This is a bronze bowl with wee legs, it’d be a tripod but there are four of them. It has a patina from seaweed soaked in sea water. It’ll be on show in London in August at the Society of Designer Craftsmen.


This is the first of the large bronze dishes to be finished, it has amazing texture, I think I’ll leave it without patina. It’ll be on show at my solo exhibition at White Fox.


This smaller textured bronze will be on show at White Fox, also.


This piece, again for White Fox, has copper wire through the bronze casting and sea water patina.



I had a fun morningĀ  showing Kat and Trisha how to sand-cast. I managed not to take pictures, but they both made bowls and shell pieces.

We worked outside as it was a stunning day (still is)


Just popped out for proof!


Anyway it reminded me that I have two further workshops scheduled for this year:

8th August Plantlore and Jewellery as part of Pittenweem Arts Festivalbroochlichen

This is a brooch made at an earlier Plantlore workshopworkshop


and a week long sand casting workshop in The Algarve 13th to 20th November at Aqua Ventura.


A day in the sun


I went down to the rockpools today and used beach sand and sea water to clean a couple of my bronze vessels.


There was a green crab as well but s/he was camera shy.


I finished texturing the pieces with my favourite stone on my beach shelf.

I’m hoping that the sea water will patinate the bronze as part of the process.


I’m trying one piece with this whitened seaweed from around the high rock pools to see how it patinates.


I also rescued a piece of driftwood which may make a stand for a bowl.