Sculpture during Lock-down

26 June, 2020 – 11:19 am

This is where I am at the moment with my carving. There is still about 50 hours work as I am getting to the fiddly bits. The hand that is by the side of her head will be tricky but I have turned it slightly so that it is against her hair and won’t be as vulnerable. 

Unfortunately there is a flaw though the stone, some calcite but it’s not a complete vein and there are voids in her knee so this could never be an outdoor piece or at least she would have to come in during winter.

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Welcome back.

14 June, 2020 – 7:36 pm

I am open by appointment only from the 15th June, I have everyone’s safety in mind but following the guidelines I hope to be open properly in July.

I have cleaned and tidied my workshop and shop as well as installing a perspex screen in an effort to make keeping 2 metres apart comfortable and easy.

I have hand sanitiser available and because you will make an appointment either to discuss a commission where I can have designs and the stone ready for you or to have a look at what I have available to buy off my shelves, I can have everything ready for you without compromising our safety.
Please could you wear a mask in my studio, I will have some available if you forget yours or don’t have one.

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Go away, don’t go away.

13 June, 2020 – 7:34 pm

I have been working on my sculpture reflecting my emotions during this time.

I still have a few more days work before it is finished but I thought you might like to see some photos that my partner took today while I was busy carving.

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Hare carving

11 June, 2020 – 9:24 pm

I’ve been dying to show you this carving, it was a commission for a birthday present so naturally I had to wait until it had been received. Thankfully the birthday girl loved my carving..

I have carved him out of a piece of French limestone.

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Re-opening

2 June, 2020 – 6:16 pm

Hi everyone, It’s a tricky time for so many people and I am not going to lie, these last few months have been a real struggle mentally. 

I have tried to keep busy with my carving and drawing, gardening and tidying but I am looking forward to welcoming you all back…it will be very different though.

From the 15th June Taurus Crafts will be re-opening to the public.

I will be operating an appointment only system, you will be able to book up to an hour to come and see what is in my shop or to discuss a commission. If I don’t have any bookings then I will have a one at a time for any visitors that are on site and would like to look.

I have and open workshop so I will be putting a perspex screen up next to my sink on one of my cabinets so that if I am working here you can feel comfortable looking at these items.

No one will be allowed into my workshop area without a prior appointment so that I can prepare what I need to discuss your requirements.

If you would like to get in touch please click this link.

I have ordered some hand sanitiser and a wall mount to fix to the wall just inside my door which will be available to you as a customer.

I can accept credit card payments over the phone and bacs and my card machine will be sanitised after every use.

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