Friday, 18 January 2013


Calvin is really into his penguins at the moment. Here's a couple that have just been glazed.

Raa Raa the Noisy Lion!

As a little favour for a friends child, Calvin produced Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (a fantastic stop motion animation character on CBeeBies).

He loved it!

Buster Crinklechops

Another commission for Calvin is complete. This time he was asked to create a small bust of Buster Crinklechops!

A great little project for Calvin as, as well as reproducing a very powerful – and lovable – dog, he got to choose a brilliant glaze.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Scottie Dog

Calvin's made a new Scottie dog as the Gallery on the Corner loved the previous one he did on commission. He's finished it and is very happy with it.

Here's a picture of Calvin and the dog having a staring competition.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Penguin Exhibition

Calvin is hoping to be involved in an exhibition in the Spring time. He's working hard on some sculptures right now and seems to be into penguins at the moment. He's making large and small ones.

The small ones will all be huddled together on an iceberg. They are pretty cool looking – nice styling to them.

The larger ones might be individuals or part of colony. I think he's still to make his mind up.

He's going to be making more but these ones you see here are at different stages of drying before their first firing in the kiln.

I've also taken a photo of his new stamp that he's using on all his sculptures from now. It's shown here on a little penguin – the stamp only measures about 20mm wide. He's really chuffed with it.

"Volcano Gorilla"

Calvin has made a large gorilla and has chosen a really unusual glaze which he think looks like lava. It's amazing stuff! It sparkles and glistens when held in the light but still has dark red, blue and black areas too.

West Highland Terrier

Calvin has just finished a commission of a West Highland Terrier called Archie. Here's the result.