Thursday, 1 March 2012

House Names plaques and Fox Hooks... Works in progress

These are my current project. Two commissions for a local lady for her farm and house. The brief was fairly open these house names just must be seen form the road as the farm houses hens and pigs and the eggs are sold by the road side, and the current plaques are hard to see.
The plaques have just had the lettering outlined so that I can scrape out the clay between the letters to give an engraved appearance of the letters,( rather like the slate plaques you can buy.) I will post some more pictures when I have done this and the plaques have dried a bit.

I have drawn the hens and pig into the clay with a scratchy tool and built up with relief around the bodies. I will fill the lines with oxide so they stand out more and spray with clear glaze to stop the surface becoming weathered.

These foxes are a new project I am working on and I am quite excited about them as they  are functional and will be used as hooks and can be mounted on the wall or backs of doors. I have also made use of my print blocks to decorate the backs.

I will post more pictures when these have a coat of glaze on them.


  1. Wonderful work! I really like the hook idea, I hope you'll share the finished results.

  2. Lovely work, can't wait to see the glaze on the Foxes.

    Donna x

  3. Thank you. I have painted the hooks and will post new photos soon

  4. Such beautiful work. I particularly like the fox hooks. Can't wait to see them finished!

    Emma X

  5. Thank you for your encouragement. I have painted the hooks and will fire next week!



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