Posts tagged: scrap metal

Sculpture at Coughton Court & Gardens

By , 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

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


Yellow Hat – metal head sculpture

By , 09/27/2011 2:00 pm

This is a real fun piece and I really enjoyed making this. It is another sculpture that almost made it’s self – in that I looked at assortment of parts and see a hat, hair and a head. And it is always a good feeling to recycle found objects to create art.


Combine 1 – sculpture created from combine harvester

By , 09/27/2011 1:55 pm

Combine 1 is created from many blade holders originally used on a combine harvester. Four blades are welded together to create a diamond then the six diamonds are joined and finally mounted on the beech base. I recently exhibited it at my Lost & Foundry 2 exhibition at Williams Art in Cambridge.


The bird tweets again

By , 06/28/2010 12:04 pm

Here is a few new pics of my sculpture ‘Just Read Your Tweet’


New sculpture – Creature from the deep

By , 06/25/2010 3:19 pm


I am so please with this sculpture as the finished work is exactly what I had in mind when I looked at my pile of scrap metal. And I had so much creating this sculpture – it is very tongue in cheek and is based on the weird and wonderful creatures that can be found in the deep parts of the oceans and that so fascinated me as a child.

For the paint finish, I used a range of car paints and many coats of lacquer.


Nothing like A Taste Of Orange in the summer

By , 06/25/2010 12:25 pm

Just finshed a new metal table titled A Taste Of Orange created from scrap and found metal.

I wanted to create a table that would not only be functional but also work as a work of art – a sculpture, a painting and a decorative object. Once again it is made from recycled metal tubes and plate that have been shaped and sculpted.

The table is finished with a durable powder paint that is a bright summer orange. Finally, I hand painted the table top with vibrant enamel paints that also add to the citrus theme.

Why not view more of Ashwinstudio furniture


Work in progress – Scrap Crankshaft table

By , 04/14/2010 12:18 pm

Here is a few pics of a experimental metal table created from scrap crankshafts, cogs, gears and metal offcuts.
Scrap crankshafts and cogs - workshop

Crankshaft table

Metal table created from scrap crankshafts and cogs


“Just Read Your Tweet”

By , 01/14/2010 10:11 am

My first new sculpture of 2010, made entirely from scrap metal including car parts and a scrap sash clamp. I really enjoyed making this sculpture and wanted to inject a bit of fun ‘comic strip humour’ into the work.


Body Sculpture – Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

By , 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.


Loads to do… And a new Ashwinstudio team member

By , 11/06/2009 3:14 pm

Loads to do… But I love it

Just purchased a big 5mm plate for a new workbench Dave (new Ashwinstudio sculpture technician) and I have built from scratch from 40mm box section. We saved a fortune building it in-house and it is custom built for the space and use.

A new member to the Ashwinstudio team

I would also like to announce a new member to the Ashwinstudio team, David Grant, who is the to work as a sculpture technician although he will be mostly helping with the construction of the sculptural furniture. He is a close friend of mine who I have known, along with his family, for years: David is also a first rate engineer, welder and has a good eye for design.  Believe me, when working with steel girders or stripping engines apart, two hands are better than one. It is also great to have someone to bounce ideas off.


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