Sometimes I like to look back at pictures of a sculpture in progress, it reminds me how much I've already done and makes me feel better about what is left to finish.
Work that is done
with thanks to Piers for tea and photos!
Work that is still to do
I've started gluing the glass into the channels I carved in the sculpture. I'm using a flexible silicone glue so that when the wood expands and contracts the glass doesn't break or come off. What I must learn to do is leave it to dry fully before I start neatening up the edges .... otherwise, if I find a little extra bit and pull it, the whole nicely sealed edge comes away and I have to start again!
Last Monday I moved my sculpture to the Nottingham Workshop
Since then I've been working on embedding the glass into the wood. I've got to give the heavier pieces some support so that they stay attached when the sculpture's in place in the new courtyard.
It's fiddly work and it's taking longer than I thought it would, but it's nice when I get a piece to fit well.
Making the first cut in the smooth wooden form was a bit of a wrench! All the weeks of indecision had to come to an end - there was definitely no going back once I'd started to make that first cut!
About this blog
This blog, by Sarah Fiander, is about making sculpture.