June pieces

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Workshops

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)

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Just popped out for proof!

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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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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