Thursday, 26 February 2015

Chorleycakes



Sir Barrington Chorleycakes
1512 – 1574
Knight of the Garter, Baronet of Thruxdale, High Sherriff of Thruxton Chase and surrounding hamlets.
Privy Counsellor, Star Chamber Member, Order of the Wet Nose, Minder of the King's giblets.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Rhino Relief



A white rhino sculpted as a bas-relief, I've got lots of ideas for sculptures in this style,

Monday, 25 August 2014

Funklehorn Finished



These creatures were adept at climbing the few trees populating the sparsely forested high peaks of the island. Scoffer commented on what a comical sight they made ‘whilst clustered in groups amongst the foliage, they competed for the most luscious fruit and leaves’ They were named after the traditional wind instrument of the Hebridean island of Barra ; the twisted shape resembling the creature’s horn, its atonal drone similar to the  noisy braying of the female of the species. There survives an example of the horn of the creature crafted into a handle of a tribal staff in the collection of the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford

Monday, 18 August 2014

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Brannigan's Funklehorn


Brannigan's Funklehorn; horns to be added after firing.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Something Woolly This Way Comes


Finally finished the latest in my extinctathon - the Woolly Mammoth. I wonder if they'll ever succeed in cloning one?

Monday, 3 March 2014

A Mammoth Undertaking


Some 'in progress' shots of my latest extinct sculpture, together with the small maquette that I use to scale up from.