My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The practical vs the poetic

As much as I enjoy waxing lyrical on these diary pages, I invariably find that it is practical instruction that many readers are after.

To make amends, here are some pictures of work in progress on a bas relief that will serve as a sign for my studio and gallery.  A few years ago I used the same figure for a small relief dedicated to the memory of the Virgin Island poet Sheila Hyndman Wheatley.  This time the relief is to a larger scale: 3ft x 5ft 6ins. 

I am taking a wax impression from the clay and strengthening the wax with a plaster backing.  The relief will be cast in three sections.  

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