Sculpture blog

  • Took place on Sunday 7 December on a day of perfect weather. My garden looked perfect and the people came in a steady stream all day. Several other artists displayed their work, paintings by Mary Sullivan, stone and wood sculpture by Marcus Helmore and Di Conway's charming womanly figures. Polly and Beth, GAP students from England had made beautiful Christmas wreaths, bringing a seasonal touch to the event. Lots of work sold.
    Posted: Friday 12 December 2014
  • I am joining the Pueto group again this year and preparing for it by melting the wax to make the initial form. It is driving me to frustration, on five occasions in the last weeks have have spent time in my studio playing with the warm wax. It crumbles, it sticks to my fingers, tools and anything it touches, it won't go into the shape I am planning to make into bronze, I am wondering, is it worth it? Clay is so malleable so obliging and tactile.
    Posted: Friday 12 December 2014
  • 4500 visitors attended over the five days of the exhibition with 70 artists exhibiting. The garden was magnificent and the sculptures were set off to perfection. My 24 dancers were hanging from threads on a topiaried tree - people leaned in to look closely to watch them circle in their dance with the wind.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 November 2014
  • 26 Toop Street, Havelock North on Sunday 7th December between 10-4. My work will be on display and most of it is for sale. Friends will also bring their work and set it up in the garden. Please join us.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 November 2014
  • Wildflower sculpture exhibition opens on Tuesday 4 November. I visited the Round Garden in Rosser Road yesterday, the wildflowers are looking beautiful and already a significant number of sculptures are dotted around the huge garden. This weekend sculptors from all over New Zealand will be setting up their work including me, my 25 white ceramic figures have a great site in three compact trees near the swimming pool it is a lovely sheltered spot close to the action.
    Posted: Thursday 30 October 2014
  • 25 white dancing figures are now suspended from threads in my studio in preparation for the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition in November. They move slightly in the movement of air, so I call them Air Dancers as they look like they are dancing, floating or flying.
    Posted: Friday 10 October 2014
  • The Keirunga Potters birdhouse group meet on Monday next to prepare the installation of terracotta birdhouses which will also be exhibited at the Round Pond Garden where the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition is taking place.
    They look so cute hanging together in a tree.
    Posted: Friday 10 October 2014
  • Having run several 'Likeness in Clay' workshops I realise how much this group of enthusiastic artists (and aspiring artists) contribute so much to the communal knowledge of the group. I have also become more flexible, relaxed about solving problems the work throws up and everyone learns from that openness. Everyone who comes on the workshop brings with them their experience acquired over a lifetime, some may be unsure how to proceed at first but soon allow the process to carry them forward.
    Posted: Monday 22 September 2014
  • Dear Kay,
    Thank you, thank you! I always learn so much at your workshops. The problem is to retain it all! Angela
    Posted: Sunday 21 September 2014
  • 20-21 Sept workshop. This workshop is very popular but there are a few places left. Bring an image of someone you want to model in clay, it is challenging but with low numbers on the workshop you will be supported and will create a satisfying sculpture. See photos from the last Head workshop on this website.
    Posted: Friday 15 August 2014
  • Over the weekend we modelled from our own hands and feet, studying the anatomy, movement and lots of reference images to create our pieces of work. They are now drying and will be fired in a few weeks.
    Posted: Monday 21 July 2014
  • A group of potters from Keirunga (Havelock Nth) are collaborating for an installation of birdhouses to be exhibited at the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition, Hastings in November. Based on the forms created by American potter, Stan Bitters, we are using brick red terracotta and forming rounded birdhouses which will all hang together from the copse of olive trees at the Russell's Round Pond Garden, the venue for the WSE. It is great to have a focus for experimentation on a totally different form.
    Posted: Tuesday 3 June 2014
  • Five workshops will be held at the Keirunga Gardens Homestead in Havelock North this year each one offering a new subject area. To find out more look at the page headed Workshops 2014.
    Posted: Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Rosemary's sketch
    Rosemary Stead is an fine watercolour artist who attended all three of the Clay Bodies workshops in 2013. Here is her sketch of work in progress.
    Posted: Thursday 19 December 2013
  • Clay bodies Head workshop took place this weekend 16-17 November at the Keirunga Homestead in Havelock North. Eight participants seven had never made a head in clay before but produced some remarkable likenesses. On Sunday eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair were added and the alien forms from the day before became beautiful and recognisable likenesses.
    Posted: Sunday 17 November 2013

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