I made a Hollyhock!
The hollyhock is about six feet tall, and involved a new leaf shape, new flower construction, and - my favourite little detail - the new bud-shape, like a paper lantern, at the top of the stem. The flowers open fron the bottom of the plant upwards, and after having flowered they spiral-fold in on themselves as the seed pod begins to form. Here is a closer image of the flowers:
The strongest feature, as a sculpture, is the contrast between the deep dusky red of the flower and the dark induced verdigris on the stem and leaves.
I also made a new fish!
He's a Blue Marlin, and looks suitably fierce and powerful. The boldness of the colours has worked well, and I was very pleased with the different fin-shapes. They look as if they are there for a purpose, and are the reason why this is the second-fastest fish in the sea. The sculpture is four feet in length.
More new work for 2018 is on the NEW SCULPTURES page.
Sussex Prairie Gardens opened for the summer on June 1st, going through to October, opening from 1pm to 5pm each day, but closed on Tuesdays. If you don't know these remarkable gardens, do make a visit: very different, very friendly (including dog-friendly), and superb home-made cake in the tea rooms.
Recently on July 14th-15th they had their annual handmade fair, and many of the exhibitors are craftspeople of very high skill. I was there both days, with plenty of my smaller pieces to add to the larger sculptures they have throughout the summer.
Full details are on the Events and Exhibitions page, but here are some other sculptures to be found out and about, this season:
Mind the crab: he's four feet across and the claws mean business. He was at Delamore Arts in Devon accompanied by some smaller-cousin crabs, a couple of badgers, and an owl, amongst others, and a fine display of iris.
This is another owl, delivered with a generous supporting cast including tulips, poppies, agapanthus and water-lilies, to Pashley Manor in preparation for their Sculpture in Particular. They are now open daily, Tuesdays through to Saturdays, plus Bank Holidays Mondays, right through the summer.
Galleries and Gardens: please visit the EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS page to see the other places where my work can currently be viewed.
Note: pictures and prices shown on the Website
The pictures of sculptures shown in the Gallery are usually the first example of a new design, and the price shown is a guide to what that piece would cost. Each piece, however, is an individual work in its own right, and subsequent examples of any design may vary as ideas develop. Therefore the pictures and the prices shown should be taken, as they are labelled, as a guide. See 'Prices and Designs' page for a fuller explanation.
Copyright on all images and designs on this website remains with Emily Stone.
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|Rutting Stags seen at The Salutation Gardens, Sandwich; now on view at the Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead.||On the right, my heaviest-ever sculpture in progress - ready for Delamore Arts last year.|
Other new arrivals are on the New Sculptures page.
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