Category Archives: About artists.

Gareth not Gareth.

I’ve been looking after the grandchildren while their parents were away on holiday.  They live in a lovely Edwardian semi with all the original fireplaces, halfway up a mountain in Wales. Mountain is not an exaggeration.  The first day I … Continue reading

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Finished! (for now).

Very occasionally I’m quite pleased with myself.  I was this afternoon, as I washed the kitchen floor having tidied up all the mess engendered by mould making. It is not dainty.  I wore the same plaster encrusted trousers for a … Continue reading

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Nearly done.

Or, nearly done in.  Difficult to say which. I think I’ve been standing in the kitchen for a week, my fingernails have been bent backwards and filled with bits of plaster so often, my hands would like to run away. … Continue reading

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Horses for courses.

Having finished the sculpting and modelling I found I have twenty one new things for the one hundredth Miniatura.  That’s a lot for any show As each item has between one and six two-part moulds to produce the porcelain shape, … Continue reading

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Having it off.

It all depends what you are having off and you may make your own joke here… and here. I’m having the day off. I’ve been sculpting for a good two weeks.  The thing about arty stuff is you do get … Continue reading

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More dolls.

It’s been a busy week, for a sculptor. I have an excellent forgettory.  I forget, in between doing it, how tricky modelling and sculpting for dolls can be.  I think, as I age, that I get much pickier.  A shape … Continue reading

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Dolls’ dolls and dolls’ dolls’ dolls (and some dolls.)

In the last week I finally cleared the decks and got busy sculpting some dolls.  Sculpting is accurate as a term, also modelling.  All the masters from which I make the moulds are made in Milliput.  If you watch the … Continue reading

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A different show.

Yesterday I went to a show that wasn’t a dolls’ house show. Have I been sitting in the sun too long without a hat on? I haven’t been sitting in the sun at all, I was indoors all day.  In … Continue reading

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Karma lite.

If my health had always or even, mostly, been good I could probably have been the leader of the free world, apart from the slight difficulty of not wanting to be the leader of the free world.  Who would?  You’d … Continue reading

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Boxes.

Boxes have figured so largely in my life, had I known at the outset how important they were, I’d have worked for a box manufacturer or been a box manufacturer.  I need boxes. Historically boxes are ancient and important.  Mediaeval … Continue reading

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