Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hurstpierpoint Festival Lettercarving and Sculpture Demo

Here are some of the pebbles I have been carving recently. They are beautiful limestone and sandstone and although very hard too carve because they wobble terribly,produce a lovely line with great colour definition. I will be demonstrating lettercarving on Sunday 19th September at the Church in Hurstpierpoint as part of the Hurst Festival.2-4pm and there is no entrance fee.There will be a group exhibition and lots of exciting events going on.If you cant make it but would like to try Lettercarving or sculpture I offer individual tuition or small group work from my workshop in Brighton.Excellent and massively competitive rates available to all!! Hope to see you soon!
I am off to relax now as I have been carving a piece of slate all day with the words..'Walk Beside Me' as a commission.A beautiful purple heather slate from Wales and a delight to carve.When its finished Ill post it and you can let me know what you think!
The tools have been wrapped up and cleaned off for the night.....

Monday, 6 September 2010

Art Wave and Teaching

A wonderful Art based weekend spent in the beautiful garden at the Garden House surrounded by late flowering umbellifers and the sound of bees drowned out by the Lettercarving chisel tapping!I got up to the letter J on a new alphabet whilst speaking to some lovely people so a great day!
Sunday was spent at Victor Stuart Grahams Open House in Meeching Road Newhaven where I am in a group show. 2 til 5 pm Sat and Sun next weekend so do come along! Joy Fox Button work,Carol Butler embroidered nests and some surreal boxes and of course a fabulous collection of Lettercarved delights!Its the last Art Wave weekend so dont miss it!
Back to the Workshop now where a huge bowl awaits a 52 letter quote which will be carved on to the top rim......Ill let you know how it goes! Tap tap....Tap Tap..... 

Friday, 3 September 2010

The Garden House

This Saturday I am spending the day Lettercarving in the beautiful surroundings of Bridgette Saunders huge and romantic garden 'Taster Day'. I will be demonstrating cutting letters on pebbles and discussing my forthcoming teaching weekend on Botanical Relief Carving.There will be food from Terre a Terre and wine tasting form the Butlers Cellar and of course lots of fabulous plants to of all its totally free!