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Drawing drawing, and more drawing this lockdown!

Pearl Spotted Owl, pen study on 300gsm Hahnemühle paper
Pearl Spotted Owl, pen study on 300gsm Hahnemühle paper

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Miniature sculptures in progress 

My miniature, poetic Japanese Netsuke-inspired sculptures are cast in bronze and are set with a variety of precious stones. 

Here the little Owl and Pussycat are being set with black rose-cut diamonds and white brilliants.

The precious little pieces are very labour intensive and each piece takes a few weeks on production. 
Tortoise from the great race with Hare, is being set with Rubies. In this picture, the bronze is prepared but as yet, un-patinated. The finished Tortoise has a cold green verdigris patina mounted upon a block of sandstone.

The collection of miniatures is growing steadily they also all have the potential, as maquettes, to be made to full size sculptures in bronze.

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My First Miniature Bronze Sculptures

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The little Barn Owl has diamonds set in its eyes, he sees and hears all from his perch. Mephistopheles is our whiskered studio cat, such an idiosyncratic fellow, with prominent whiskers and a flick in his tail…

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Barn Owl Maquette

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Barn Owl
Size 190/40/60mm
Medium: Bronze
ED: 15