Archive for October, 2012

I thought my new flower centre looked a bit flat so I have re-done it by wrapping the gauze around a domed piece of stainless steel.

I’ve been busy making exhibits for the ‘Inspire’ Christmas Exhibition Walford Mill Crafts are putting on at Durlston.

So far the flowers I have made have used various lost head nails or panel pins to form the stamen in the centre of the flower which restricts the design of flower possible to some extent (there is a limit to how many nails or panel pins I can weld together). This one uses a piece of gauze to form something looking more akin to a sunflower type pincushion centre.

Another non-sculpture job… A friend of mine who is blind is a keen tandem cyclist. His latest regular riding partner is too short in the leg to reach the pedals on the best tandem available to the pair. The usual arrangement is for the rear riders (stoker) handlebars to be mounted from the seat of the front rider (pilot), thereby restricting the amount the front riders seat can be lowered. My adaptation should allow the front seat to be lowered by a further 50mm or so by allowing the rear handlebars to be mounted on the crossbar instead. It is made in steel and TIG brazed together. I will paint it in due course. It’s a 600 mile round trip to try it on the bike so let’s hope I’ve got the sizes right!