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Limited by tools

Limited by tools

New grinding attachments are needed to create a variety of forms, might try to use my stone carving tools, but have a feeling the stone is to brittle to take it. Grinding the stone is gentle and appropriate on this type. It is frustrating to undercut or round off a...

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In tune

In tune

I am familiar with the shape of the stone, when drawing I can almost move in the mass, navigating my way from side to side and upside down...a good place to be, to make decisions that are in tune with the material and it's form and slowly (as always) the idea for the...

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Slow mass

Slow mass

This stone carving business is again and again taking me by surprise, in how much it requires of me to slow down and to be patient also counting in the size of the stone, a scale I am not yet familiar with. Talking of size...the weight is almost...

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Something is happening

Something is happening

Easier start today, the first steps have been taken but it always take time to get back into the groove after a week full of...life. Several hours had passed and all of a sudden forms in the stone moved, oh wow, I love it when that happens, it seems to me the most...

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Made a beginning

Made a beginning

Started to carve on my 200kg boulder, all ideas for now are out of the window as the boulder has a shape of it's own and a grain that needs incorporating. Working with the grinder, enjoying the expansive space I am working with, the forms are loose at this stage,...

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Final stages of planning for stone carvings

Final stages of planning for stone carvings

Always a challenge to prioritise, I could happily get more involved into the world of mould making and casting as it is all new and exciting... but I consciously steer away from it, keeping an eye on the stone carving, which is as exciting and needs in depth planning....

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Mould making

Mould making

  Making moulds, it went well days ago, but this time it seemed not straight forward when all of a sudden two pints of plaster poured out of my constructed frame, gritting my teeth the damage was cleared away and I discovered today that the moulds are fine, even...

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The rocks are here

The rocks are here

We set off to in the morning to arrive in Cornwall by midday. Wim and Lar loading two big rocks in no time into Lar's van. I am speechless watching Wim working and controlling the forklift, the way he wraps the webbing around the boulders, knowing exactly how the...

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Form 3

Form 3

The fourth model has changed considerably since I started it on sunday. The thought of having a transient almost disintegrating form has moved on to a inside out form that displays internal and external it is more complex then the previous models. In my mind this...

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