I am going to be taking part in the Bristol Festival of Stone in June. I will be taking part in the carving competition from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th. So, 4 days to carve a block of Bath stone (400x400x600mm) into something interesting. I haven’t done a carving festival before so it’s going to be a new experience, It looks like its going to be a great event; a real festival atmosphere with music and talks and taster sessions. If your in Bristol come and check it out, and come and say hello. Here’s a link to the event if you want to find out more. http://festivalofstone.com/
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What an amazing start to the day. The frosted landscape saturated in pink sunrise light was spectacular. I had to go out with the camera and take some snaps.
I’ve added a “sales room” to the blog, here to showcase work that is for sale, off the peg and ready to go. So, if your still looking for that unique Christmas present…
I am working on lots of little jobs at the moment. Cremation tablets and house signs are the order of the day. I carved this number on friday for a retired architect I have worked for from time to time. It is based on a font he sourced. I don’t know which one but I will let you know if I find out. It is unusual to carve u shaped letters like this instead of v shaped letters. And rather effective I think with bold forms like these. What I particularly like about these are the shapes of the negative forms, inside and between the numbers. They put me in mind of the prints of the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chilida. A master of positive and negative forms and a great sculptor of spaces.
Its taken a while to take and load up a good photograph, but here it is finally completed. October was completely mad and I’ve got a bit behind on posting all the news – I will try and catch up this week with some pictures of the unveiling, which was a wonderful event, and also the show at Walcot Chapel.