Boyle Arts Festival

Four birds

Exhibiting my small birds in King House during Boyle Arts Festival, two sales, thrilled!

Limestone/ bronze Little Dipper/ Leaf Warbler

Ideate, Kilkenny

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3D Dave demonstrates

One of the exciting talks and demos I attended during Ideate in Kilkenny, this is 3D Dave showing off the capabalities of his Ultimaker 3D printer. My eyes were on stalks… and I soon wondered if there might be a use for all the plastic products…

Blast from the past!

Spotted- Training Award 2003

Spotted- Training Award 2003

On a tour of Quinn Glass in Ballyconnell, I spotted an award of mine from 2003. Hello old friend!

Lincoln Stone Festival

Excited to be part of the European Stone Festival 2013

Getting started, with 146 other carvers!

Tentatively finished

Tentatively finished

After just one and a half days of carving (and meeting other carvers, sharing tools and learning techniques) I was more than happy with the results, and delighted that my hen fetched £230 in the auction for the Cathedral restoration fund.

King-Harman plaque at Ardcarne Cemetery

King-Harman plaque

King-Harman plaque

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.

New commissions for 2013

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.

Zoodigital

Zoodigital

DDFHB Group

DDFHB Group

Wolfgang Digital get press coverage.

Wolfgang Digital get press coverage.

 

Digital Media Award

Digital Media Award

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Awards

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.

Celebration of Sport Awards Celebration of Sport Awards

Birds for Christmas

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.

Leaf Warbler Limestone

Leaf Warbler Limestone

Little Dipper Kilkenny Limestone

Little Dipper Kilkenny Limestone

Leaf Warbler Bronze

Leaf Warbler Bronze

Little Dipper Bronze

Little Dipper Bronze