Thursday, December 29, 2011

Making Progress

Many readers may know that I've been preparing for an exhibition and working on casting a backlog of sculptures for some time. Yesterday, I went to the foundry for the final touches and patina on a replacement  copy (#2 of a max 6 edition) of "Walking Warrior". More importantly, I dropped off the most recently completed clay sculpture tentatively titled "Morning". It was good to see her safely encased in silicone rubber and to know that she will not deteriorate.

Next up, I will need to touch up and cast "Katrina" and attempt to rehabilitate "Zack". Unfortunately, he needs new arms and hands, his lower legs should be re-sculpted and the body started to separate from the armature. I will try to get some photos in order to blog the restoration. Wish me luck - I'll need it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Almost Complete...


Last week we had our last session with the model and once I finish the hands/feet and tidy the plinth it will be ready to cast!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Progress Report

Here are a few more photos of my work in progress. I'm hoping to complete it this month if all goes well.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Work in Progress

I'm about 9 hours into a new piece at the Gage Academy's reserved sculpting studio. Also had a lovely day at the foundry last week working on a new cast of "Walking Warrior" to replace the one that sold in March. Two Ravens Studio can now pour the metal in-house instead of outsourcing it to Portland which is nice since it allows us to be more sensitive about not disfiguring the work so much during that part of the process.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm Back!

Apologies for the long gap between posts! A few months ago, I had a severe back injury and am still recovering. Luckily, it looks like things will be fine - with a lot of patience.

I do have some new photos, however. The seated male figure "Alan" which exploded in the kiln last summer is now repaired. Thanks to Peter Moehrle for the faux terracotta paint job. Also, I'm posting some images of a little clay sketch that I did at the Gage Drawing Jam in December. It took approximately an hour.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Unclad 2011

I just received an e-mail that "Walking Warrior" aka "Brian" and "Zoey" were both accepted for the annual Unclad exhibition at Gallery By the Bay in Stanwood Washington. I hope to see some of you at the opening on March 12!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introducing "The Pugilist"

"The Pugilist" is now complete. I decided to try a Rodin style patina - very dark with just a hint of verdigris. Unfortunately, it's a little hard to photograph. Especially with the gloomy Seattle winter weather...