Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Making an entrance

Latest piece has been installed in the entrance of an school nice and local to the studio. The school is built on a steep hill with a view over towards the old Stanton works. 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Door stop dog

This little fella came out of the studio this week. Quite a small dog, but weighs in at 7.5kg to makes sure he'll keep most doors in the position you want it to be in.

Monday, 7 April 2014

No photo because...

the piece is not finished, and the client should see it before you do!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Not all fluffy art at frailloop.

So much for blogging every week. Holidays got in the way. The unit next door has a motorcycle painter. If he's not painting bikes, he's playing with his toys. If I understood bikes I would tell you what they are. I don't. However some parts are very rare - I was very pleased to make one of the pieces shown here. Basically I chopped it out of a piece of steel - with the hacksaw, angle-grinder and file. Carefully drilled out the holes and even cut the thread. It now lives inside one of his bikes, and the throttle cable is held firmly in the right place.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Pixar inspired. Not being a qualified electrician it's not a lamp, but the customer will be visiting the sparky next!  

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Eay Up ...

This fella has been around the studio for about 18 months. Been re-worked a couple of times as it just didn't feel right. But a few pieces of metal came out of the skip and it clicked.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Busy week but not much studio time. Helping next door, some fabrication for another artist, and a couple of days taking care folk going round donington park as fast as their transport and/or talent would allow. This week I need to be ready to set up at the Ferrers Gallery - which will be next weeks big task.

The picture is the bell for calling time in the Crafty Crow. Strangely the owners did not reply when I offer to make a bell from an ex-fire extinguisher. I knew what I meant, and on seeing it, so do they! Should you find yourself in Nottingham head on up to the castle. Don't go in but cross the road and check out the Crafty Crow and lots of examples of my work. Oh - the beers outstanding too!