28 October 2011
October has seen a very successful start to a new season of workshops for The Sculpture School. We had a great weekend in the figurative course earlier in the month. It was made all the more rewarding by the appearance of Fletch on the course. He won it as a prize I had donated to a charity auction and had previously never held a piece of clay in his life. After a great weekend with all of the students, it was with delight that I saw Fletch again at a business club dinner on the Monday evening. He was so taken with what he learned on the course that he took the day off work on the Monday to finish the figurative maquette that he had made as a part of the course! It was so nice to introduce someone to sculpture who developed such an enthusiasm for what he was learning, moments like that are quite rare!
We're all geared up for the portrait course this weekend and I'm sure we'll all have a great workshop as per usual.
It's been a really busy week. I was at a business expo this morning I really didn't think it would be my sort of thing, but I found it surprisingly enjoyable. I chatted with lots of very interesting people, learned quite a lot about internet marketing techniques and it was good to get a bit of exposure for the business, especially in the current economic climate!
On the sculpture front I've been dealing with Bronze Age, the foundry who are currently casting the minotaur. I'll be over there to check the waxes next week and then the pour can begin. I can't wait to see him in all his glory! Of course I'll get some images out as soon as I can. There seems to be another commission in the pipeline too so that's good news.
I'm going to a party tonight so shutting up shop early for once! Have a spooky weekend folks