I ran a day's sculpture course yesterday. In between helping and guiding the students I worked on a small offcut of @southernstone11 Maltese limestone and whittled this little chap, complete with tiny acorn. He's about 6cm high, the acorn is about 2mm. He's a 21st birthday gift for a friend who is obsessed with squirrels and pigeons. Strange boy. This limestone is soft enough to be worked with a Stanley knife. #limestone #squirrel #carving #sculpture #netsuke #miniatueecarving
What a great group! We had lots of fun today. From nothing, and with lots of protest about not being arty, today's students created something wonderful. Chicken by Izzy, Elephant by Jack, Organic Form by Amy. Amy joined us late so there's a bit of finishing needed but she's gone home with sandpaper to do the necessary. Next week's course is full, but I'll be running two courses in Sept/Oct, based in a lovely leafy school campus in Oxford. Maltese limestone by @southernstone #sculpture #chicken #elephant #limestone #artichoke #pinecone #oxford
Summer Stone Sculpture Saturdays. Izzy's making a chicken, Amy's making an artichoke which might be morphing into a pinecone and Jack's making an elephant. No previous experience, all done in a day. DM me for details of the next courses in Sept and Oct in Oxford. #sculptureclasses #sculpture #carving #oxford #thingstodo #chicken #artichoke #pinecone #elephant
Always make sure your nails are perfect for your stone carving course. Great to have @weekend_wanderlust_ here today - looking forward to seeing this finished.
All set for the first sculpture day of the summer. You learn to carve in a day and make a piece of work that you'll keep forever, for the home or garden. All in a gorgeous leafy setting in Oxford.
One final.place left this Saturday...DM me.
Lew's Barn, Ridgeway.
I've had a couple of cancellations so have 2 spaces on the 15th June and one on 22nd June for a day's sculpture course in Oxford. Examples show work by former attendees, all first time carvers. Drop me a DM or email. #sculpture #oxford #courses #tuition #oxfordshire @dailyinfooxford @oxfordable @oxfordshireartweeks @helensgalleriesoxford @independentoxford @bbcoxford @thejamfactoryoxford @oxfordetsy
Misty morning walk to Warfleet Creek.
More tent caterpillar news. Apparently the tent is all about temperature control. They like a sunny spot but need it cooler sometimes hence the inner layers. Today is grey and cooler, and they all seem to be huddled for warmth on the outer and next in layers. Thanks to all who identified them for me. #tentcaterpillar #caterpillar #moth #insect #hedgerow #nature
Anyone know what's happening here? At the bottom of my local hedgerow. @amine_hartnyl ?
Rocketman Rowan @bathrocketteam Fascinating couple of hours talking to students about their work. Gravitated towards @bathzero obviously, I want a go on that.
We've had rain, but the sculpture still looks lovely and the lily pads more so.
Bit of a grey day today in Bampton but lots to see at our exhibition site 352 @oxfordshireartweeks The power of Instagram - I haven't seen my cousin @gazwilliamsphotography for probably 40 years, and he's just been to our show. Lovely to see you Gaz. #reunited #artiststudios #stone #gardenart #sculpture #bampton
A gorgeous day at @susie.helm 's studio in #Bampton #oxfordshire for @oxfordshireartweeks Come and see Susie's watery paintings and etching (sorry for reflections on the images, told you it is a gorgeous day!) and my sculptures in the studio courtyard. We are open all day today, tomorrow and bank holiday Monday. Lime Tree House opposite the Morris Clown pub. #morrisclown #morrisdancing #bankholiday #artiststudios #gardenart #wildswimming #underwater #fish #gardens #cotswolds #artnow #art #sculpture #painting #sculptor #workshop