This is my first time on a wood carving course. I am being taught by Malcolm Martin, he and his partner are pass masters, what a joy to be taught by such a talented man.
This is my first proper attempt, about an hour in, lots more very tricky cutting to do. I have made a rod for my own back as the whole piece is only the size of a postcard, wish I had made it larger.
My own version of a drawing my father created in the late 60’s I think. He used two weights of black line, I used two weights and two colours.
I have been making some new work including this silver brooch based on part of an isometric drawing of my father’s from the 1970’s. I shall also make a large, more complex version in copper as a sculpture.
I kept think about of the shapes in the drawing so I made a 3D version of a small section. It will be a brooch, I couldn’t decide whether it should be highly polished or brushed matte finish. Here it is sitting on my workbench, still in the making. It measures about 4.5cm, made from silver sheet.
This one lives in my garden, evenly rusted now.
Here are the a bangle and a ring of the same design, the ring has folded in on itself.