Saturday, 18 June 2011


This little bird is fitted to a plate (not sure what it did but came with useful holes pre-drilled) which attaches to the wall/shed/tree. Bolt legs, bits of box section become the body and head. Bits of sheet for the wings and tail. More old bolts and screws form the neck, beak and hair. The eyes are punch outs. Put it all together and looks what hatches out.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Half time

Two days done. Two to go. Half way through the Patchings Art Festival and it's going well. Lots of visitors so far. Hopefully there will be more to come. It has been fun to watch peoples reactions to the gas bottle scooter and the lowrider bike. Big thank you to Adrian and Trinity Forge for his help to enable me to work a couple of bars that will enable me to complete a musical sculpture. It was nice to work hot metal for a change, but I still favour cold.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Patchings Art Festival

This week is the Patchings Festival. It runs from Thursday and Sunday. There is a good range of craft stalls, together with a huge amount of art goods - more paint brushes than you can shake a stick at!