Masculinity

Plume

This sculpture is following my usual method of having an overall idea about what I am doing and allowing myself and the sculpture to evolve during the process of making. Starting from the mold and building the head in plaster first, then de-molding the head from the rubber mold. The Read more…

Masters Degree Log

Magician

This sculpture was a product of one day’s work so intensely that it left me feeling totally drained and exhausted. The idea started off by working with building site materials – continuing with the use of industrial, house building material to bring the world of manly occupation into art. I’m Read more…

Bronze

Bronze Casting in Wales

For my continuous professional development at University of Chichester, I had the opportunity to go on a weekend course in bronze casting at New British Art in Wales. That was lucky! I learned a tremendous amount in a very short space of time and was then equipped well enough to Read more…

Clay

Innocent X

Clay sculpture that originated from a mould where the clay was able to harden just enough to be strong enough to hold up but not too hard so as not to be malleable any more. From this start I keep changing the pose, shape and detail until i reach an Read more…

Clay

Bearded Man – fired clay

This is a reworked, revisited rebuilt piece using recycled, reclaimed and reconstituted brick clay. Lots of ‘re – somethings’ in this case, but the effect is quite impressive. The process is to use an existing rubber mould to build the clay piece, let it dry for a week, take it Read more…

Clay

Beard Man – finished

I’m so pleased with the outcome of this firing! The clay used was a recycled bit of brick clay, reconstituted from discarded faulty bricks before they were fired. Clay originated from Rudgwick Brickworks and has been fired to 1300C bringing out the colour and the shine naturally occurring in the clay – Read more…

Flashing

Serenity

As part of my investigations into the theme of masculinity I was making heads of imaginary people accentuating some features to find out what certain ways of doing things would do to the interpretations of a particular image. I have also started utilising man made materials, some with an industrial Read more…

Masculinity

Men

I started off this line of enquiry by looking into expressions on a man’s face while utilising the stereotypes of what a man should look like. The idea ‘man’s head’ can conjure plenty of images in my mind and I wanted to use these ideas to create an imaginary set Read more…

Clay

Beard Head

This is clearly a work in progress piece and will have a couple of stages to it yet. First of all it will need drying and firing and then possibly glazing if it survives the process. I have already done one like this that has, unfortunately, exploded in the kiln Read more…