Friday, 30 December 2011

Seahorse Rider


This is a work in progress on my current sculpt. Some of the fine details like the end of the seahorses tail, reins etc will be added post-firing and reinforced with steel wire.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Baffler Bird Sculpt Stage 2


I've finished texturing and modelling the feathered plumage. The legs, feathered crest and large feathers at the back will be applied post-firing, reinforced with steel rod for strength.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Baffler Bird Sculpt Stage 1


I've started sculpting in clay,  I'm working on the head and body seperately at this stage.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Baffler Bird Maquette


I thought that it was about time that I did a full body sculpture of the Baffler Bird, so I've made a start with this small plasticine maquette.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Fishbaby complete


I have finished preparing and mounting the fishbaby. It is now ready for public display.

Monday, 1 August 2011

New Fishbaby


A recently caught specimen of a Fishbaby caught locally in the river Severn. I shall be preparing and mounting in traditional museum style

Monday, 25 July 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011

Scoffer's Giant Land Rat



A mounted example of this extraordinarily intelligent rodent.
26 x 17 x 12 cm

Monday, 9 May 2011

Seuss Moose Finished!


Finished the Screwloose Moose today. This is the first photo. I think he looks quite handsome!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Screwloose Seuss Moose


This is the sculpture featured in an earlier post.I've painted the head, now I'm sculpting the antlers and making the wooden base. 

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A Kiln Full Of Critters


I've loaded the kiln this morning, it is firing as I type. It will take several hours to attain the desired temperature.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sculpting Rocks





These are some photos from a project undertaken last year. I had to construct large polystyrene boulders to use for set dressing in the Natural History Museum's "T Rex Killer Question" exhibiton staged at Birmingham's Gas Hall Gallery. The boulders were sculpted by hand out of large, 8 foot tall blocks of poly, then painted and used within the various animatronic scenes to blend in with backgrounds and hide pipework, lighting etc.  

Monday, 28 March 2011

Young Fuzzler

A juvenile specimen of the smaller, forest dwelling sub-species of the fuzzle deer waiting to be fired. After firing, horns will be applied prior to decorating and mounting.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Baffler Bird

Have finished feathering etc. on the Giant Baffler Bird of Scoffer's imaginary island, of which more later!

Monday, 14 March 2011

A new creature takes form.

I have started work on another specimen from an imagined lost Seussian island. This, as you can see is of a slightly prehistoric looking bird. I have sculpted the basic form, and will now start to add the details.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Stage 1 Finished

I've finished the initial sculpting phase. Now I have to wait for it to be completely dry in order to fire in my kiln.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


This is the piece I'm working on at the moment, something else inspired by Seuss.