- "Stourhead will never forget" sculpture trail 2015 to 2017 commemorating World War I
- Sculpture for Bournemouth Council Recycling Department 2015
- Bird Henge Wiltshire 2014
- Sustrans Project Torbay 2013
- Scraptorzoic Age at Magdalen eco farm Dorset 2013
- "Beyond the Garden Gate" sculpture trail for the National Trust at Stourhead 2011
- Scraptors' Sculpturemad garden
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
We have floated our band at Stourhead the National Trust Garden in Wiltshire as part of our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget" commemorating the effect of World War 1 on the community. Concerts were organized here by Adela, Lady Hoare, chatelaine of the estate, to entertain convalescent troops from the nearby hospital at Mere.The soldiers were allowed to relax in the gardens and to boat on the lake. We also had in mind the bands that were created in all the armies near the Front. They often used bits and pieces that came to hand Below are convalescent troops on the lake at Stourhead during World War 1.
Below a French poilu plays a scratch instrument in World War 1
Below a German concert party
Below a German band
Below setting up and launching the band
Thursday, 1 December 2016
We are delighted to have been asked to submit ideas for artwork at Three Ways Community Special School in Bath which is a Specialist School for Physical and Sensory and a School of Creativity. https://www.threeways.co.uk We were given a tour and we were inspired by the state of the art buildings and facilities, the dedication of the staff and the charm of the pupils we met. Some were making Christmas wreaths to sell in the Bath Christmas Fare. Last year they made £800. Creativity is important at Three Ways and they have a taste for the wacky as shown by the teapot above. Below is some artwork by pupils and a general view of the grounds. We have designs on the long fence - perhaps a multi headed creature which can be added to in future years by succeeding generations. An exciting project.
Below some artwork made with pasta twirls
Thursday, 24 November 2016
We are about to put in our two last installations at Stourhead , the National Trust property in Wiltshire as part of the sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget" to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the community. We are creating a nursery scene to commemorate the life of Harry Hoare who was brought up at Stourhead and was the heir to the estate. He was killed in November 2017 in Palestine. The pieces in the nursery will have intimations of that sad end. This is the golden train that will be part of the installation. Harry Hoare died after being wounded trying to rescue horses at Mughar Ridge in Palestine.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
These are some collages we are selling through the Litterarti online shop in Bristol which is selling range of items made from recycled materials - brooches, earrings and finger puppets. The blue and white china below came mainly from the mud at Wapping in London at low tide. Also we throw hardly anything away.
Monday, 14 November 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
We are working on our band for the sculpture trail at Stourhead the National Trust garden in Wiltshire. The trail "Stourhead will never forget" commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. The band will stand on a raft in an arm of the big lake. At the moment the site is being drained to enable the clearing of silt.The band will commemorate the concerts given at Stourhead to entertain convalescent troops. We also have in mind the bands formed by soldiers from all sides near the front. Below is an image of a German band near Noyon in France. Noyon, only 60 miles north of Paris, was occupied by the Germans for most of that war. The performances of all armies often had men in drag and scratch instruments as in this image. We are also working on another and final installation which will commemorate Harry Hoare, heir to the estate, killed in Palestine in November 1917. The trail will remain in place until November 2017. We have chosen a nursery theme to commemorate him.