Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Had a great day last Friday in a carve off competition with two french sculptors, with plenty of music, and cider. The sun came out and the rain mostly stayed away. It was a pre-launch for a huge event next summer - Festival of stone Bristol 2013 which will involve 50 or more sculptors.

The venue was Spike Island, Bristol. Both teams started with a piece of stone 400 x400 x 600 kindly supplied by Phidias Neo-classical Ltd.

I had the privilege of being partnered with Ben Dearnely (above) who produced the carving of the Mark Foster torso now sited in Southgate, Bath.

We shared the block of stone and Ben carved the man, myself the woman, on the theme of  'Amour'.

Time was limited, we had only six hours, and sketched out our design on the way over from Bath, so all in all it was a success.

 Congrats to both teams, many thanks to all the people who gave up their time to make the day a success and for providing some lovely food, and oodles of beer and cider. And thanks to the accordion player who kept us going!

Friday, 8 June 2012

We all had a great time at the West Fest, in Weston Village, Bath, and thankfully the weather stayed with us all day, until the evening.

Many thanks to my helpers on the day, Michael Myers busy face booking below and Zoe Tinker who both stuck with it for the whole day. Thanks guys.

 A picture of Michael's seed pod nearing completion

 Michael face booking again!
 Me and my cheeky squirrel

 The stone carving exhibition was a quiet success, as we were a bit out of the main throng, and thankfully a fair distance from the serious cider drinkers at the Crown and Anchor who were madly dancing and singing along to the Wurzels , by the time we shut up shop and headed down there for a well deserved pint.

Also had some great pictures in black and white taken by Ian Thomson which are on Flickr on these links

And there is a great video of the day, (though we arent in it *sniff*)