Category: Sculpture

Serpentine – Sculpture created from found objects

By Ashley, 03/07/2015 11:03 am

Serpentine is a sculpture created from recycled roll-cage tubing, scrap metal off-cuts and found objects. I fabricated the sculpture by reshaping the tubing and welding to my desired shape. I have left this sculpture to rust as I really like the reddish patina – it will outlive me.

Serpentine metal sculpture

Detail of Serpentine sculpture

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New sculpture titled Immutatus – upcycled roll cage and boules

By Ashley, 03/05/2015 8:45 pm

Immutatus is a sculpture created from recycled steel tubing, steel rod and pétanque balls. I have allowed part of the surface to rust, whilst other areas have been spayed with a variety of colours. I built up the layers of paint and then in areas I used a grinder cut back – sometimes right back to metal.

I have worked on this over many months as I kept changing my mind; a layer paint, leave it for a while, another layer of paint, grind back, repaint, let it rust, repaint and so on.

Upcycled metal sculpture

Metal sculpture

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Coughton Court Sculpture Garden

By Ashley, 07/30/2013 11:32 am

Just installed my Grayling sculpture at Coughton Court Sculpture Garden. The fish sculpture, created from metal rods and found objects, is sited beside the lake – so it is more Lady of the Lake than Lady of the Stream…

Coughton Court, a National Trust property, stands in 25 acres of grounds and holds some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, created by the Throckmorton family – who have lived at Coughton for 600 years.

This August, the Throckmorton Family Gardens of Coughton Court are the setting for a fine, stunning Sculpture Exhibition of over 250 works from over 60 national and international sculptors from all over the UK.

Coughton Court
Sculpture at Coughton Court

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Grayling Fish Sculpture completed

By Ashley, 04/29/2013 12:31 pm

Grayling - Metal Sculpture

My new Grayling fish sculpture is now complete and zinc coated.

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Sculpture in progress – Grayling

By Ashley, 03/25/2013 9:14 am

Below are some pics of a new fish sculpture, a Grayling, I am creating.
The photos are work in progress – you will see I scaled up my drawings to full size chalk drawing on the floor that I work to.

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Sculpture at Coughton Court & Gardens

By Ashley, 03/13/2013 3:41 pm

I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting my sculpture at Coughton Court & Gardens home of the Throckmorton Family since 1409 and leased to the National Trust.

Saturday 3rd August – Sunday 8th September 2013

The house inside is fascinating whilst the award winning gardens are designed into distinct areas giving their own atmosphere and moods over more than 30 acres to include, The Courtyard Garden (one of the best examples of an Elizabethan knot garden), A Lime Tree walk to a magical Sunken Garden, a spectacular 2 acre Walled Garden, A Formal Garden and an amazing Bog Garden & Riverside Walk plus other wonderful scapes and vistas! Why not have a look for yourself and visit www.coughtoncourt.co.uk

An amazing Summer exhibition of sculpture in the 30 acres of themed gardens.

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Sculpture in the Vineyard

I will be exhibiting sculpture and sculptural furniture at the Sculpture in the Vineyard exhibition.

7 acres
50 artists
200 artworks

11th – 19th May 2013
Monday to Friday 11 – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 – 7pm

Bothy Vineyard, Frilford Heath, Oxon, OX13 6QW.

Amongst others, I will be exhibiting a new metal fish sculpture similar to the Carp below:

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Fish Sculpture Commission

By Ashley, 07/10/2012 9:52 am

I created this fish sculpture after I was commissioned to create a sculpture to celebrate a 6th wedding anniversary. The wife wanted to gift the sculpture to her husband who has his own stocked lake where he frequently fishes. And although he fishes for a range of species one of his favorites is the carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio). I made a number of sketches and decided to go with the stunning mirror carp variant that was originally bred by monks, centuries ago, to have less scales for the diner plate. Some of the mirror carp have a row of large scales running along the lateral line which I decided to use six scales either side to depict celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary. After settling on final sketch, having received final approval from the client, I scaled up the drawing with chalk directly onto my workshop floor and set about creating the fish sculpture. I am pleased to say both the husband and wife are very happy with the final sculpture.

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Exhibiting at Sculpture and Plants

By Ashley, 06/12/2012 3:55 pm

I am exhibiting my Vidente at Sculpture and Plants in the idyllic gardens at Hall Farm.

The exhibition dates are 16th – 24th June.

Held annually at Hall Farm, Harpswell, in Lincolnshire the event combines the best in contemporary sculpture with one of the county’s well established show gardens. Hall Farm garden has been developed over the last 20 years by plantswoman Pam Tatam and it provides the ideal setting for large and small scale artworks with intimate garden “rooms” alongside open vistas.

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Siting sculptures at Kingham Lodge

By Ashley, 05/10/2012 1:44 pm

A rainy day siting my recycled metal sculptures at Kingham Lodge sculpture exhibition.

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