Monday, 28 May 2012

A visit from a Photographer

The photographer Alun Callender who photographs for national and international magazines visited my workshop and home last month to get images ready for my portfolio.

His photographic ability is amazing achieving great clarity to pieces that are notoriously difficult to photograph.

Much of my work being lettercarved and in shallow relief relies heavily on light to show its definition.
Alun was aware of this throughout the shoot and it was a tribute to his skill and patience that such lovely images were captured.

These Portland stone boulders above read : The most beautiful stones have been tossed by the wind and polished to brilliance by lifes strongest storms.
You roll them like the action of the waves as you read the script.

The green oak piece is one of the first wood carving that I have made for myself, I have recently ordered a 6ft column which I hope to begin carving in the next couple of weeks.

During the photo shoot we lit the candles and it was lovely to see its practical and sculptural potential.

The poppies in flower in my garden were the inspiration for this piece.
Thanks to Alun for his professional skill and I hope to work again with him on future project.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Last Weekend Of Brighton Open House

 Oh my goodness, where have the last few months gone!
Well, working, carving and getting ready for the 

This weekend is the last of what has been an amazing 4 weeks of showing my work in the context of my own home, garden and workshop.

My garden has become a space to show several large lettercarved pieces.
The workshop contains drawings and sketchbooks showing my design processes.

Along side my work I have five guest artists showing a variety of work including....

Judith Rowe handthrown ceramics

Myrtle Skelton Silversmith

Sharon Schofield Jeweller

Anne Hayward Wood and Lino Cuts

Gilly McCadden watercolours and prints

So don't miss the opportunity of purchasing work direct from the artists in a beautiful and creative setting.
You will find us at 72 Ashford Road, Brighton on the Fiveways Trail.