Meanwhile…back in the workshop

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It’s been a while since I’ve had some concentrated time in the workshop making sculpture, having been out and about so much with Elysium Memorials.

John Rowlands Pritchard, who produces the wonderful lettering for Elysium and myself, are putting an exhibition of our work at Glastonbury Abbey later in the year, so I have begun working on some new sculptures of my own, and some collaborative pieces with John .

I am keen to get ahead before I get behind, so I’ve been beavering away, and thoroughly enjoying myself. Thank goodness for the mild weather, my workshop is a bit of a barn, with no heating, this year has been very bearable….so far.

Kate Semple at work on a small piece of sculpture for the exhibition at Glastonbury Abbey beginning in June.
Kate Semple at work on a small piece of sculpture for the exhibition at Glastonbury Abbey beginning in June.

 

Chisels and other tools. I keep them all on an old fashioned tea trolley which is handy for moving around the workshop.
Chisels and other tools. I keep them all on an old fashioned tea trolley which is handy for moving around the workshop.

 

A sculpture part way through - with Derek Carr, who shares the workshop with me working on a figure in the background.
A sculpture part way through – with Derek Carr, who shares the workshop with me working on a figure in the background.

 

Glastonbury Abbey is built in the Norman style of architecture, with lots of semi circular arches adorned with zigzag chevrons. The sculptures I am producing for the exhibition will have a flavour of this, while still being contemporary in style. All are designed them all to have space for lettering, so they could all work as memorials too.
Glastonbury Abbey is built in the Norman style of architecture, with lots of semi circular arches adorned with zigzag chevrons. The sculptures I am producing for the exhibition will have a flavour of this, while still being contemporary in style. All are designed them all to have space for lettering, so they could all work as memorials too.

 

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Kate Semple January 2014