Posts tagged: Ashwinstudio

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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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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Chair of Reflection – Sculpture in the Sanctuary

By Ashley, 07/26/2011 1:52 pm

Chair of Reflection on display in the glasshouse at Sculpture in the Sanctuary.

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Sculpture in the Sanctuary 2011

By Ashley, 03/28/2011 12:16 pm

I am delighted to announce that I will displaying a number of my metal sculptures in the Sculpture in the Sanctuary 2011. The ‘Sculptural Showcase & Extravaganza’ runs from 23rd July – 29th August 2011.

To find out more visit http://www.sculptureinthesanctuary.co.uk/

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Happy New Art Year

By Ashley, 01/17/2011 1:22 pm

Been a long time since I last blogged, it’s not that I have not been busy but more the case that I have many works on the go but they are either not finished or the weather has not really been good enough to photograph: Or when it was I forgot the camera!!

December was very frustrating and I must admit I struggled to get much done. With temperatures reaching -8c metal is not the easiest material to work with and then only really with gloves. It was also far too cold to paint or lacquer sculpture or furniture, even car wax was unusable. So the last few weeks of warmer weather has been great and things are really moving on and I hope to get some pics of my new work up very soon.

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Lost and Foundry Exhibition – Cambridge

By Ashley, 07/23/2010 9:44 am

My exhibition titled Lost and Foundry will be held at the Williams Art Gallery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge and will feature sculpture and furniture all created from found objects and recycled materials.
Lost and Foundry sculpture and furniture exhibition Cambridge

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Modern Bench designed by Ashwinstudio

By Ashley, 07/08/2010 1:15 pm

Here is a new photo of the V-Bench designed by Ashwinstudio in collaberation with artist artist Loukas Morley. Created from reclaimed girder off-cuts and discarded mahogany draw runners.

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Body Sculpture – Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

By Ashley, 12/07/2009 2:45 pm
Body Sculpture - Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

Body Sculpture - Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

Body sculpture viewed in artists garden

Body sculpture viewed in artist's garden

Detail shows the title on the weight

Detail shows the title on the weight

This metal sculpture is created from reclaimed found objects. The legs and feet are cut from an old plough, the hips and pelvis are parts from a old van and a tow bar. The base is a an old iron weight, from a weight lifting set, salvaged from knee deep mud and took a lot of cleaning to get through years of rust. It was fun welding as I had to heat the iron first then butter weld with specialist arc rods before I could attach the foot and leg.

The weight is has the words ‘Body Sculpture’ as part of the casting which I used for the title of the sculpture. constructed from found objects. This was one of the very first metal sculptures I constructed.

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A new metal sculpture – Les Liens Familiaux

By Ashley, 10/20/2009 8:02 pm

I have finally completed a new metal sculpture from all the scrap metal and car parts I have been collecting and recycling. It is titled ‘Les Liens Familiaux’,  it stands about 6ft high and is fabricated from metal tubing that I bent and welded and scrap engine and car parts. Many of the parts move and the family members can be positioned in many different directions. Moreover, depending on whether the figures are facing inwards or outwards the sculpture takes on a very different meaning…

Les Liens Familiaux

Les Liens Familiaux

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