Posts tagged: welded 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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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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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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Exhibiting Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

By Ashley, 04/26/2012 11:50 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my sculpture at Kingham Lodge.

Here is a list of sculptures I will be showing:

North Oxfordshire Artweeks takes place Sat 5th to Sun 13th May 2012. Kingham Lodge, in the heart of Kingham village, will be host to over 30 sculptors with more than 150 sculptures on display in the five acres of landscaped gardens.

For more info visit: Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

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Contorta – Metal Sculpture

By Ashley, 05/25/2010 2:58 pm

For this sculpture, titled Contorta, I wanted the work to have an organic feel to it like branches and tree roots. With this in mind I added new bends to the reclaimed rollcages that I had already cut down to smaller lengths. And  although I had spent much time planning it in my mind  the sculpture took on life of its own as it developed and grew. Once again, I used French boules sets for the larger balls and also added small mini boules. To me the larger balls are like fruit or tubers and the smaller balls are like new growth in Spring as it spreads…

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Spraying furniture and sculpture

By Ashley, 03/03/2010 8:53 am

Sorry I have not had much to report on this blog but I have spent most of my time spraying sculptures and sculptural furniture. I have a few on the go and they are all at the final stage and it is a case of mask off, spray, wait and then another coat of paint. Some of these works are intended for the outdoors so need many coats of paint.

Apart from that I have been sketching ideas for new works, tidying up the workshop and have purchased a new saw.

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Loads to do… And a new Ashwinstudio team member

By Ashley, 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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Work in progress

By Ashley, 11/02/2009 4:51 pm

Thought I would post some photos of work in progress – another sculpture made from recycled parts. These include a broken clamp, spanner, break drums and bearings:

Ashley arc welding a new metal sculpture

Ashley arc welding a new metal sculpture

Cleaning the sculpture

Cleaning the sculpture

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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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Metal sculptures on show at Sculpture Garden

By Ashley, 10/12/2009 10:45 am

I am delighted to announce that I have just put two of my metal sculptures on display at Haddenham Gallery Sculpture Garden.  It is fantastic and interesting venue to display art and is well worth a visit. The sculpture garden has a whole range of work on display, by a diverce range of artists. In addition, there is a tea room, gift shop and two other galleries showing work from all round the world.

Trinity - metal sculpture, now on display at Haddenham Galleries

Trinity - metal sculpture, now on display at Haddenham Galleries

Scales of Balance - Balance of Scale

Scales of Balance - Balance of Scale

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