Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Latest photos of Scally, a portrait of a dog.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Well the last photos I posted of Scally were before I moved into my new space, so I have been pretty busy getting resettled and keeping on top of my commissions! 7wks after packing up my old workshop and moving into a larger space I am finally in a position to ...

Scally, a portrait of a dog

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

I have been commissioned to carve this beautiful Bichon Frise in Portland limestone. If you have seen my previous portrait commissions you will know that the starting point is meeting the dog, taking some photos and then making a clay model. [nggallery id=284] Scally is a small fluffy dog so obviously the fur ...

Portrait of a Cat

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Sadly this beautiful tabbie cat Ozzy was put down last year, I was given the honour of carving him as a memorial doing what cat's do-walking along a fence!! From this picture, I made a template and applied it to the piece of Portland limestone.  430mm x 300mm x 100mm This stone ...

Charm, a portrait of a Kestrel

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Here are some photos of my latest Bird of Prey commission. Charm, a beautiful Kestrel in flight and her portrait in profile. The first thing was to get the right layout, from the photo I created templates to ensure I had the exact shape of the creature. The stone is Portland ...

Animal portraits.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

I have been getting a lot of enquiries about carving animal portraits. I have done quite a few and there are two types I can carve; In the round, this involves working from photos and the animal, where possible but it isn't critical. I model the animal in clay and create the best likeness, ...