Thursday, 22 August 2013

Art in the Pen

Last weekend it was great to be part of Art in the Pen at Skipton Auction Mart. I think it was my third year at this show, and I'm looking forward to my fourth. The show has a very simple concept - take an empty cattle pen and use it to display (and hopefully sell) your art work. It was such fun to spend the weekend watching people stop and smile as they saw my work, and rewarding to meet so many customers from previous years who wanted to tell my how their piece has weathered in and looks amazing. The picture is 'the twitcher' who found his home last year. 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tatton Park

Thank you to the Creative Recycling Gallery for including my work within their wonderful garden.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Frailloop is lucky enough to be included within the wonderful garden created by the Creative Recycling Gallery. Is on 'til Sunday so there is time to drop in.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Design For Living

If you are looking for something to do this weekend I shall here. Come and see me?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Next stop - Utterby

Frailloop will have work on show within SAP13, at its new venue. Prices start at affordable.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Patchings Art Festival

Final day tomorrow. Hope for a bit more sun over Calverton than today.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Metal Age - almost there...

Not had a lot to say - just getting close to installing the two pieces.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Radio Nottingham interview

Here is a link to my interview. Of course you can listen to the whole show, but if you can't wait skip forward to about 2:13.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Radio Nottingham interview

I will be interviewed on Radio Nottingham on Wednesday morning at 11ish. I'll try to talk sense...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Metal Age Project

Dawn and I spent Tuesday afternoon and evening working at King George Gallery, Ilkeston with students, sand, plaster, and a box of tools. All the best artworks come from experimenting with new materials. The process is very simple - take a tray of sand, press it down, take impressions of tools, add plaster, remove excess sand and you are left with the plaster mould. Each step needs to be just right, or the result are not quite what was expected. Because of the drying time we got to see the results first - and were very pleased.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Ecobuild is open.

Come and see me and Garry Jones Ceramics. Day one was very busy. I'll be there for Wednesday and Thursday

Monday, 4 March 2013

Ecobuild at ExCel. March 5-7.

Spent most of today driving between home and London Docklands. In between times, with Garry Jones Ceramics, setting up at Ecobuild. During the set up I was most impressed by the number of exhibitors arriving from Europe - France, Germany, Holland and Poland. I'll never seen another exhibitor drive a huge artic truck into the venue to unload before. It really is a big event. I was told the hall is half a km long!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Archie the Ant at Grisedale

Archie has been a part of the Grisedale Campsite for a couple of years now. It was good to have a change to drop in and see him. Also good to see Arthur recovering well from his 2nd hip replacement. (Shame I wasn't allowed the metalwork from the failed one...)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Sculptor puts bike on pole at Donington Park!

As part of the promotion for the Classic Motorcycle Festival on 9/10/11 August I had some photos taken on the start line at Donington Park. If I'm not in the studio there is a good chance that I'll be working at Donington as part of the safety team, but this was the first time I've been able to mix the two.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Classic Motorcycle

The latest piece to come out of the studio. It'll be on show at Donington Park later this year.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

National Grid/Princes Trust

At the end of fabrication. Standing just over 3m tall. Made from a de-commissioned pylon (or tower as they should be called!).

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Metal Age

I'm currently busy on two projects - working with National Grid to raise money for the Princes Trust and working with two other artists in Ilkeston on the Metal Age. This project involves lots of workshops and time out of the studio. This Thursday we will be working at Ilkeston Museum, and next Wednesday we will be walking from The Stute, Hallam Fields Road, along one edge of the Stanton Ironworks.