The making of ‘Owl’ – Part 2

I had roughed out the owl's form in green wood and then waited months for the material to dry. Why? Dry wood can take detail and reach a fine finish. It can also be brought indoors without fear of distortion or cracking. So I returned to the open air to refine the owl form. Green wood is pliable and horse chestnut is no exception. It had taken the form I marked out fo...
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The making of ‘Owl’ – Part 1

Creating sculpture can be a slow process. It takes time to move from inspiration to concept, then to preliminary sketches and selection of materials. The making is an art in itself. I want to show you more of the making, partly because some people think that is the entire work rather than just part of the process. There's always a seed of some kind, whether you draw upon rea...
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