Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Loft living @Selfridges- London 7th-11th September

I will be exhibiting from 7thuntil the 11th of September at Loft Living Selfridges.

I will be present during the launch of the new Kelly Hoppen range of furniture and accessories at Loft Living, with the presence of Kelly signing her latest book and I will be presenting a selection of Raku work as well as my new contemporary equestrian sculptures as part of the Loft Living Urbana Collection launch.
Meet me at the launch and enjoy a glass of champagne on the 7th of Sept from 6pm to 7.30 pm. The launch evening is on invitation only with limited number so please reserve your invitation.

About Loft Living
Loft Living is at home on the 4th floor of Selfridges, offering exclusive interior furnishing and accessories with timeless elegance and understated luxury. Carefully selected pieces showcase the very best in design and materials. More information on the website: www.loft-living.co.uk


Sunday, 21 August 2011

LIttle cheetahs - Work in progress

I love cheetahs!  I have worked on new little cheetahs in clay  that I will hopefully Raku. Here is the work in progress

Other works that I did around cheetahs are:

Running cheetah - Bronze, about 20 cm high - edition of 8 only - contact me for the price

Drawing - SOLD

Lying cheetah - To be cast in bronze - edition of 8 only

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sketch book - 15/08-life sketching -

Sketching is something I really enjoy.But it wasnt always like this.  When I started my career as a sculptor, I use to sculpt from life so I didn't really need to sketch ( to my opinion). last year, I decided to start sketching from life but it took a while before I understood what was sketching about.

I am a sculptor...so I need to sketch like a sculptor and feel the volumes. I like to be standing in the field or in the middle of the arena where people are riding and interacting with their horses. Of course one of my main issue is to capture a scene with few seconds to spare! not easy but it is so much fun! I had some good days, where I didn't really sketch much but ended playing with the foal! some foals even attempted to eat my sketchpad!:)

I also do a lot of exercises in the studio before I go in the field and one of the book I would highly highly recommend is: 
The Allen book of painting and drawing horses by Jennifer Bell
All of Jenny's examples in that book are great and I usually have a special sketchpad where I redo some of those examples on and on and on.... and on and on and on!! the sole purpose of this exercise is to feel the proportions, the shapes, and create some habit in drawing those forms. This is an important step, as once in the field..there is no time:) 

Some of todays sketchbook

Horses grazing

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Work in Progress

This one is about 60cm tall!