Another one from the archive. This is 'Sneakweed', One of the mischievous garden goblins. He is bringing Japanese knot-weed to plant in the garden. I love the photo with my son Harry peeking over the plinth!
Today I met with police who had just raided a flat in Wantage.
VROOM IS RETURNED! :-)
A life study. I am regularly asked how I get my goblins to look so life-like. The answer is that it is not possible to invent convincing human-like characters without first spending a lot of time studying humans.
Me and my Dad. 1987.
'Fabiola' My first life size bronze.
Portrait of Jim Morrison. 1988
Another old favourite, 'The Drinker'. The original bowl had to be replaced, first with a shell and then with a leaf, because the water flowed down his arm and off his elbow.
Delving even further back into my archive now! 1989 at Madame Tussauds. My portrait of Yasser Arafat, from a sitting held at 3am in a PLO safe-house in Tunis. The chap with the gun was one of his security guards.
This was the sculpture that started my goblin collection! 'Snailmaker'. I created this intending it to be a one off project, just for myself. I had no idea what it would lead to.
My Sister-in-law Nikki was designing a garden for Chelsea Flower Show and asked if she could borrow it. It got a lot of TV coverage and people started calling and asking if they could buy it.
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Destruction of seized cheap Chinese brass copies of my sculptures. Thanks to Nigel Davis Solicitors.
Woodland Boy in lacy garment!
Another Isabel's Goblin miniature arrives at his new home! (Thanks to Cliff and Liz for the photos)
The mould for the giant base of the fighting stags!
I HAVE BECOME AWARE OF COPIES OF MY SCULPTURES BEING SOLD AT AUCTIONS, ANTIQUE FAIRS AND ON EBAY. SOME OF THEM EVEN HAVE MY NAME ON THEM! IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PLEASE SEND ME A PHOTO FOR AUTHENTICATION BEFORE PARTING WITH ANY MONEY.
The Ferryman at Sotherby's
Here is a blog entry from a customer. It reminded me how privileged I am to do what I do.
Finally finished the first mould!
The 'back garden' of my 2012 Chelsea Flower Show exhibit
I have teamed up with driftwood artist James Doran-Webb. We are going to cast this amazing sculpture of two fighting stags in bronze.
Starting work on the mould
The rubber complete. Now adding the first layer of resin
A long time ago in a sculpture school far away..... :-)
The final image of Vroom!
Amazon Goblins lined up for Patina tests
Second casting of Mermaids ready to leave the foundry
Aiya doing the patina on Amazon Goblin at Artworks Foundry
Mick and I having just completed our Chelsea garden in 2010
The real Gnome Hunter!!
Mermaids leaving Chelsea
VROOM! Ready for patina!
All parts welded.
Looking up at the happy jester
The real Snailmaker!
Bronze parts for my latest sculpture 'Vroom!' fresh out of the ceramic shell.
At the foundry with my latest work
With Chelsea Flower Show rapidly approaching, here's a photo of my site from last year.