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The Patina

  Now that the metalwork is all done (hooray!) it’s time to create the Patina.  The original plan had been to paint an oxidised copper effect onto a steel structure but, if you remember, we don’t do things by halves … Continue reading

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The Mosaic Bit

While the Chief Fabricator is busy with the copper, I can concentrate on the mosaic feature of the sculpture.  The photo on the right shows the wooden disc which will house two mosaics, one on each side.  I have drilled … Continue reading

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A Huge Copper Learning Curve

My Chief Fabricator has been busy in the Man Cave, covering the entire steel structure with a copper skin.  This has been challenging, exhausting, and involves a huge learning curve, but I’m amazed how much he’s achieved already, and it’s … Continue reading

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Basic Wave Structure Done!

The Welder of Distinction has been busy in his man-cave, welding the inner skeleton to hold the sides of the wave together.  The man-cave is alight with fireworks, smelly and rife with testosterone, so special protection is required when delivering cups of … Continue reading

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Copper!

I love the effect of oxidised copper (known as a Patina) because it reminds me of the colours of the ocean.  It conjures up a Caribbean beach, an underwater wonderland and the spectaculars vistas of our own Jersey waters from … Continue reading

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Work Gets Serious on the Wave

Putting the mosaic practice to the side for a while, it’s time to get started on the main structure of the sculpture.  Once the template of the wave shape has been cut from hardboard it then needs final shaping to … Continue reading

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The Fiddly Bit : Experimenting with Mosaic Techniques

It’s blowing a hooley, but the sun is shining, so I wrap up the kids and dog and off we go to our favourite place: the beach.  The task in hand is to search for treasure.  With a trained eye, … Continue reading

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