Happy New Year!
Back in the studio and still tinkering with a set, well two pairs, of cats for the Emma Bridgewater factory. One pair crouching and the other sitting. They are a similar size to the dogs I made last year, just less than life-size, maybe 2/3rds, about 11 inches high. Made in grey clay which is hard to see detail in after 3pm in this dark month with dark weather, even with all my lights on.
I am wondering whether to start a new big skinny Stubbs-ish horse, as soon as I have got the little cats off to Stoke on Trent for moulds to be made. And a quite bulky cast iron sow and piglets, in pieces, cluttering up the floor, off to Trowbridge for welding together. There is also a large camel in parts in moulds filling up one end of the room and an unfinished tree to resolve.
Another thing to sort out is where the big black sow is going to go when the show is over in Chipping Campden - it has been extended to mid-january - Guy will keep quite a lot of...