These came about after a conversation with one of the other mill artists Eddie Davies when I was playing with smaller animals and made a little mole for fun. As the exhibition we were working towards is called 'A Winter's Tale' it fitted well that I had a go at making the EH Shepard characters illustrating Kenneth Grahames Wind in the Willows so these were born. The glasses are actual real lenses I swapped for a vase with one of Karens students and made with copper wire. The pipe is a long running prop that a lot of the other artists have too. It's a long story but it was in my studio!
I had fun can you tell? It was a bit of light relief after filling a skip last weekend with stuff from my studio yes a skip all be it a mini one but really I didn't think I could do it but I did! and I now have my kiln in my studio too. It's very exciting....but back to the exhibition........
|heres the mole that started it off with a few hares too|
|a couple of wrens|
And I have a few newish heads including Bernard the Ram and
Lucien the Bull with his own copper nose ring too
|Betty and Loch the mountain hare|
|the only drawings are Munroe and Nevis the Mountain Hare|
So the exhibition opens tomorrow and I will be at the
Markers Market next week too with my porcelain and a few more hares.