Saturday, 22 December 2012

Glazing at the table.

After doing a few pieces recently Calvin, with the help of Sharlene, has completed the bisque firing of them all and is now glazing them.

Tomorrow we will try and get the glaze firing done.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Archie the Westie

Today Calvin worked up the West Highland Terrier called Archie that he was asked to do. After the initial Plasticine version, he's taken on board the owners comments, and produced a pretty sweet piece of art.

I think this is going to be shipped over to Australia.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

West Highland Terrier

This is a work in progress. Calvin often makes quick plasticine models of what he's about to make before he commences the large clay versions.

Here's a West Highland Terrier – a Scottie dog – that he's been commissioned to do.

Larger gorilla

Another piece now drying before firing. This is Calvin's largest gorilla yet. He's also decided to try a different technique for the fur.

Sorry for the poor pics – done with my phone in poor light.

Penguin on Ice

Calvin has also made a penguin that is moving along the ice on its belly. Just waiting on it to dry before firing.


Here's the octopus Calvin has done this week. He just needs to wait for it to dry before it goes in the kiln.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Arts Trust Scotland

Good news today. Calvin got some funding from Arts Trust Scotland today in the form of a cheque. It will help him to fully equip a wee studio and help pay for all his materials that he needs too.

Thank you very much guys from Calvin.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Gorilla cards and envelope

As well as the English Bull Terrier cards, a while back Calvin helped produce some gorilla cards that I forgot to put on his blog. They are available in red, green, purple and dark blue. They are £3.00 each and come with an envelope. Contact me through this site if you'd like some.

LIMITED EDITION: We have also just done a small run of pink/magenta gorilla cards too!

English Bull Terrier cards

Calvin has produced a limited run on English Bull Terrier cards in four colours (Dark Blue, Magenta, Turquoise and Violet) which are now on sale. Contact me through this website if you'd like to purchase any – they are £3.00 each with envelope.

The dog comes from the recently sold sculpture of the Chav gorilla holding back the dog from attacking.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Naum Gabo style

Calvin was given a project at college where he had to take the style of an artist and adapt it to something he created. He chose Naum Gabo (I hadn't heard of him either) who does unusual figures with card/wood. Clever lad.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Samples of a few of Calvin's new glazes.

Now we have the kiln, Calvin has been trying out some of the different glazes he has. Here's three unusual ones he has.

Giraffe is finished!

Calvin has just completed his first commission done completely from start to finish within our house! Normally we have to get the firing in the kiln done else where but now we've got a wee kiln in the garage he's done the whole lot in the house. Great stuff!

We now just need to hope the person who commissioned it will like it.

Friday, 12 October 2012

It's a dogs' life

Calvin was asked to make two dogs (an old golden retriever and a black lab) from photographs the owner had. Another happy customer.

Monday, 24 September 2012


Calvin has been commissioned to make a giraffe sculpture. He completed it on Saturday and it's now drying before going in to the kiln. Looks pretty sweet. Well done, Dude!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Red necklace

As well as the blue jewellery, Calvin made a red set of necklaces and bracelets.

Blue Necklace and Bracelet

Calvin's made some jewellery where he's carried on his gorilla series by incorporating some "gorilla teeth" into these cool wee necklaces and bracelets. Let me know if you like any or even want to buy one. Prices are very reasonable!

Chav Gorilla

Calvin has finished and glazed his Chav Gorilla. He's got his bright blue baseball cap, fat gold rope, can of lager and his bull terrier straining to rip your insides out.