Commission for Rosemary Tindal, directly descended from the King-Harman family (of Rockingham and Boyle), for The Gathering event. Some of the headstones in the family plot at Ardcarne are difficult to read, so this bronze plaque identifies and maps them.
After a marketing initiative in the New Year, I secured two new commissions. With such a short deadline a huge push was needed to produce 25 Digital Media Awards for the big event in Dublin’s Conference Centre on the 1st of March.
Another new commission acquired early in the year and with an even tighter deadline was to make new awards for the Impartial Reporter newspaper in Enniskillen. The budget was tight but the client was lovely to work for so I was delighted to be able to produce these laser-engraved limestone award pieces for them.
Just in time for the Christmas Exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton, I finished some small bird sculptures. I carved two in stone, and also cast them in bronze, giving me two pairs to exhibit.
The National Enterprise Awards were presented last night in Dublin. This has been an exciting time for me, as it is a prestigious Irish commission and has been covered extensively by the press.
Dates: Sun 25th March | Sat 27th & 28th October
Course Fees: €190 – 10am to 5pm
In this workshop, participants will learn how to make a sand mould from a solid original, otherwise known as a “pattern”. Bring with you a suitable pattern* and in a few hours you will have a bronze or aluminium casting of that piece! Fettling and basic finishing will be done at the end of the class.
*Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you when you book the workshop. Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns.
My recent work with stone.