Friday, 22 May 2009

More work in progress...

Doing a comission based on the RAF target symbol, will add the wings at some point. Also doing another round one, possibly going to incorporate gold leaf somehow. Anyway, won't be doing anything creative this weekend, except road cycling, maybe going to Burnham for the BMX National and drinking beer. Hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday too!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Busy in the workshop...

Alot's been happening lately, hence not much has been happening on my blog, (need to work on that). Students are finally realising this academic year is nearly over. The Hereford Final shows begin Friday 12th June. Mean's the workshop's been nice and busy and people are coming out of the woodwork, so to speak. I've been photographing some of my work. Here's a few that I'm really pleased with. g.

Astro Bunny - Copper/Brass 2007

SkyWay Bell - Detail - Copper 2008

Dutch Barn 1 - Etched Steel/Recycled teak

Dutch Barn 1 - (Detail)

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Beer on it's way...

Forty pints brewing under the bathroom sink. Last time I tried to make beer, it went horribly wrong; fingers crossed it will work and we'll be able to drink it by the end of May. The beer kit is made by Muntons from Suffolk.

Beer and Bluebells

Last weekend, Jo and I went to Knightwick to walk up to Ankerdine Common. It was a beautiful day and we were lucky enough to see the bluebells in all their glory. We finished off the walk with a couple of pints at one of our favourite pubs, The Talbot. The beer, we were drinking, is called 'This' and it's brewed by the Teme Valley Brewery, it's delicious and smelt of fresh green hops. I'm intending on brewing some more beer at home, only from a kit, but better than nothing.

Finished Another One.

Made two more of these this week. Really pleased with the results. It's made from pine again and the small house is made from Sycamore. Exchanged one for a pot for the garden, made by my fellow technical demonstrator, Stephen Bourke. When the pot's been finished and fired I'll post a picture of it in situ.