Bristol Con 2013

I exhibited at my first ever convention yesterday. Bristol Con is a farily intimate affair and aimed more at the litery side of fantasy and scifi than the big cosplay or comic cons but was great fun. The art room housed about 8 artists all of whom were incredibly friendly and welcoming even the big names like Jim Burns and Mark Buckingham.
I met some great people, lots of people liked my work and wnated to know how I do what I do.
Below are some pics of the Art Room

Jennie Gyllblad


The awesome Jim Burns

And my neighbour at the show Jo Gruenegan

finally some cool steampunk props.

Trolls, gnoles and other assorted creatures.

Just a selection of this summer's work.

Trolls abroad.

Took some of the guys out for a day in the woods with my new cannon 600D.

The Scriviner

I'm really enjoying this new series, and seeing what I can do with sculpey. The book, quill, ink pot and satchel are all from coloured sculpey.

And a couple of extra details missing when I photographed him.

Trolls and things

My two latest creations;

The Deep Wood Tribe

I've spent the last 3 months creating a new tribe of Treesprites ready to take to Lilith of Avalon this week. The last of the first group sold today.

throwing bottles into the sea

Over the last year or so I've made an effort to get my work 'out there'. I contributed work at an open house automata exhibition which was fun and plenty of friends came plus lots of nice comments from other visitors.  Work at Lilith of Avalon is selling well and I'm just making a second batch of treecreatures.
Now I'm submitting work to the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bedminster. They are having an open submission exhibition and I've entered the 3 pieces below. No guarantee of acceptance but fingers crossed. It's a lovely gallery, often showing cool and unusal work and although very stylish isn't snooty or highbrow.
Will find out the results on May 21st.

Tree creatures revisited

It must be nearly 3 years since I made any of these guys but they have been selling well at Lilith of Avalon in Glastonbury so it's time to make some more. I don't normally go back to a style or series of work as I enjoy trying new ideas, materials and techniques but spending a couple of weeks working with sculpey was fun and challenged my modelling skills.

Below are photos of various pieces taking shape.

I started with a bunch of heads to get back into the swing of it. The piece of card with the hole is so the wire hook slot through and can be kept out of the sculpey while modelling.


Once I''d made a few heads I moved onto figures. I ran out of the beige sculpey I normally use and ended up with Super Sculpey, which is cheaper and easier to model with  but a less pleasing colour.




The plan is to make about 8 figures to take down to Lilith of Avalon in Glastonbury at the end of May. So far I have 3 finished and another 3 in progress.