Sunday, 24 April 2016

At work on Wing / Petaluna.... (its a family affair!)

Keeping busy ... But blog site updates needed!

More neglect of my blog and site here over recent months. Apologies to all for the numerous broken links to images; these were once all linked through to Facebook posts, but I believe Facebook had a change in policy - hence lots of blank boxes where nice photos once resided. I'm going to try and grasp the nettle and repair all of these over the next week or two.

In the meantime, here's some pictures of a piece entitled Wing / Petulura . Originally finished as a plain aluminium piece, I've recently incorporated some Stained glass I rescued from the skip on a job I was doing as part of my stone masonry. How builders and developers can commit 150 year old stained glass from a Cathedral (Birmingham School stained glass, no less)  to landfill without so much as a backward glance, only heaven knows...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sioban Coppinger

Last weekend I had the pleasure of 'studio sitting' for my friend Sioban.

Aside from a big dose of 'studio envy' (and BOY is  her set up at The Muse every sculptors dream!), it was great to meet some really nice and friendly people. Its making me realise how limited I am by my set up: On the one extreme I have the dirt-floored grunge of 'the shack' and the foundry - and on the other, I have the difficulty of juggling a household with all the detritus which trails in an artist's wake, from plastery finger-prints on tables, to blobs of wax on the floor and strange chemicals sat on the draining board.

With the imminent arrival of a small Robson junior, the slightly chaotic nature of the Robson living space is going to have to change. I'm hoping that some additional space near the foundry will help. Having a house full of art is one thing, but without the space to display and preserve it, its not a lot of use.

Anyway, it was great to be able to help others explore Sioban's place of work and the wonderful and varied pieces she has on display. Please go and visit her website and have a look for yourselves:

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Remiss as usual...

A really busy time completing a public sculpture for the Wildlife and Wetland Trust, working on 'Sagittarius' models for The Boscombe Down Aviation collection - not to mention with the guys and gals from The Bullpen, producing works for a n exhibition which will start off in Swindon's STEAM museum before moving onto the Didcott Railway museum... <>

... and that's not all - several private projects to try and fit in amongst it all too...

For a nosey at some of the pictures from Steam here:

The summer also saw me complete 'The Listening Horn'. I just wish that time and personal life allowed me time to go to the opening which is happening tomorrow... It was really fun working on it and I'd love to meet up with Beth and the rest of the crew there, but alas, other things have to come first (not least, a day's paid work, sadly...)

You can find a full list of pictures for the install of the Listening Horn here:

Also, don;t forget to check in the 'Finished Projects' and 'Exhibitions' sections for updates.

Speak soon(er),