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‘5 Senses Collective’ Final Exhibition Weekend

This coming weekend, on the 25th and 26th of September, the ‘5 Senses Collective’ will be exhibiting a selection of their work at Plas Newydd Tea Garden: The Tea Garden will be open from 11AM to 6PM both days, with a delicious selection of coffees, teas, cakes and treats! A huge thanks to everyone who attended our first exhibition weekend on the 4th and 5th of September, who helped to make the exhibition such a success. This exhibition is running in conjunction with, and as a part of, the Clwydian Creatives Art Trail 2021 (also on Facebook).

The ‘5 Senses Collective’ combines a variety of different media, curated together in one beautiful space – set against the stunning backdrop of Moel Famau and the Clwydians. The Collective features:
Photography from James Biggs Photographyhttps://www.jamesbiggsphotography.com/
Fine art from Florence Bigglestonehttps://www.instagram.com/floss_art/
Abstract sculpture from Nick Eames, Sculptorhttps://nickeamessculptor.com/
Abstract painting from Liz Eames Arthttps://www.lizeamesart.com/
Contemporary poetry from Tim Johnson – Trash Poetry

Photos courtesy of Nick Eames and Mary Howley: Featuring Lucy Eames in the outdoor exhibition space, and Nick with ‘The Gull.’

We can be found at:
Plas Newydd, Cilcain, Mold CH7 5NZ

We hope to see you there! Bring an appetite. 😉 🍰 ☕️

Restoration of Spelter figures, with Ewan Stell: Part 2

The restoration of two mid 19th century Spelter figures: The Reaper (‘Left Handed Luke’) and The Sower (‘Nearly Headless Nick‘) continues, with Studio Assistant Ewan Stell.

The slideshow below details the process so far, with captions for each image explaining the stages of the restoration.

Stay tuned to see the next stage of the restoration process…

North Wales Magazine: ‘Sculpting the Future’ – Sonia Goulding interviews Nick Eames

The brilliant Sonia Goulding (of turningthestones.com, and recently featured in Acumen’s online guest poetry) has written this amazing article about Nick, his process, and the intentions behind his work, published in print with North Wales Magazine – they’ve done a beautiful job with the formatting and presentation of it, too!

The article can be found on page 11 of the August 2021 edition, so please support the magazine by picking up a copy. You can check out the pages here, but trust us, it’s even better in print (click on the images for a full preview).

Thank you, Sonia and North Wales Magazine! Photos are courtesy of David Allen, Nick Eames and Tim Johnson.

‘Roman Remains’ – Completed Piece

The casting of the ‘Maximus’ horse skull with Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) is now complete, and the piece will soon be displayed within the Grosvenor Museum, Chester – as part of an exhibition drawing inspiration from Roman chariot racing.

Final stage: Once the sculpture has been stained, gold leaf is applied to the raised filligree.

‘Roman Remains’ – Stage 6

The casting of the ‘Maximus’ horse skull with Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) continues, safely and with social distancing…

Part 1: Using dremels, drills, knives and files, fine detailing is added. The surface of the plaster cast skull is worked, filed, and sanded to a fine finish.

Part 2: The filligree molds are prepared, for the filligree designs to be cast onto the plaster skull.

Part 3: Once cast and set, the filligree designs are then worked over, for a fine finish. Soon, the gold leaf will be added.

Stay tuned for the next part of the process, as ‘Maximus’ nears completion…

‘The Gull’ – Development

Work is going apace on ‘The Gull,’ sculpted in wire mesh & rebar, to be installed at Plas Newydd Tea Garden upon completion.

The sculpture grows in the woods…

The final phase of casting the sculpture, which is covered in the segments of moulds.

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Viewing the work

Iliff and maquette-200057Iliff considers the form of his commission, created out of the core of a great tree.

Work progresses on a commission…

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Studio sketch of the commissioned work as it could look when complete

Here is a sketch of a commissioned work. The initial maquettes have been shown previously. Click on the images below to view in full scale!

The casting process begins:

Raising ‘Teulu’

With the casting of the main body of ‘Teulu’ complete, it is lifted upright.
Spring  2015.