Entitled ‘Hear …’
This is the first in a series of four
Bath Stone, hand carved Grotesques.
The series is called ‘…no Evil’
Bath Stone is a soft oolitic limestone. It can be cut and carved using wood-carving tools.
Start with a drawing – head on …
Make in clay ….
… side on
Make the hands for “Hear …”
30cm (12inch) cube of Bath stone marked up and ready to go.
Finding the levels of the features.
Using a saw to find the arms.
I like to mark out where everything is so I can create the picture of the finished piece long before it’s there.
This piece is symmetrical, so I work on both sides at the same time.
Starting to shape the detail and find the face.
I keep the maquette close all the time for measuring and comparison.
Time for a visit to the coiffeur.
Front view all finished.
Side view all finished.