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Monday, 22 July 2013

'Inspired' at Ashton Court, Bristol 28th July to 4th August 2013. Also showing; John Makepeace and Margaret Lovell, amongst many others

Yesterday the finishing touches were applied to my sculpture "Metainsectivore', which I'll be showing at the 'Inspired' exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol.


It's an exciting opportunity to exhibit work with some of the biggest names in British furniture making. In fact, I've taken two days off in about 6 weeks to try and make something good enough!

The sculpture represents a creature that would feed on the hybrid insects illustrated in the 'Metainsecta' series that I've been working on for a few years. If you would like to see more about this series, click on these links which will take you to my website:
http://www.carvings-with-stories.co.uk/insects.html
http://www.carvings-with-stories.co.uk/new%20insects.html

Here's a bit of the finished 'Metainsectivore' piece. Not all of it - it seems a shame to give the game away too much before it is put on display! It is carved entirely from found and recycled wood (including the eyes), using a variety of techniques both old and modern.


Speaking of traditional carving techniques, I will be carving a wooden model ('maquette') for the new Matthew figurehead onsite during the course of the exhibition, using a piece of Lawson Cypress that was felled during recent landscaping work at the Ashton Court mansion. Come and say hello if you are in Bristol!

As for the other work on show, there are thirty-eight exhibitors exhibiting everything from glass work to fine furniture. If you are interested in crafts, applied arts, design or even just beautifully made things, it has to be on the to-do list.

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm every day, from the 28th July to the 4th August. Entry is free.
You can see more here:

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