Signing up to the sculpture course was my hope at the start of my OCA journey, but it seemed dependant on having a workshop space to work in. Starting out doing drawing seemed like a good background study, and a house move opened up the opportunity of having a suitable workshop.
Whilst I am completing my drawing and printing courses, I am converting my garage into a workshop and also doing some sculpture related studies.
A 5 week evening class giving an introduction to stone carving resulted in the following:
My practice stone piece making a curved edge (hard work!) and practising some lettering (easier).
My letter piece:
Probably only useful for me to create bases / plinths for sculpture as I am not likely to become an expert in this, but it was a good fun course.
I definitely want to try doing metal sculpture, so learning to weld seemed like an important skill to acquire. After questioning a sculptor whose work I admire (Darrell Evanes), I opted for MiG welding and completed a City and Guilds level 1 course in this.
My exciting final pieces!
I then got to play with TiG welding as well which was much neater and a more slow contemplative form of welding, although harder to get right.
It was a very process driven course, focussed on producing the five weld pieces shown in the image, but hopefully knowing how to weld correctly will help in my sculpture work.
Another 5 week evening class to give an introduction to this skill which was good fun.
My first three completed pieces:
More to come, but as I may use them as presents I’ll not put them on here yet!