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Shop Window Display Harrods

News, Public Art

I recently had a commission to make some large flowers which were to be painted and put on stems for a window display.  They wanted a few hundred flowers, some were tuber-roses, you can see how I made…

Heidi – Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

News, Public Art

For a couple of years I have been dreaming about making large sculptures of my flower ladies.  I can picture them as large sculptures in shopping malls and I see a dedicated sculpture park for peole to enjoy.  I…

How to Recycle Clay by Hand

How Tos

I recently gave my mum a bag of clay for Mothers day and told her not to throw anything away as it can be recycled.  She asked me how it was done.  So below is a step by…

How to Make a Tuberose out of Clay

Flower Making

I was recently asked to make a few hundred clay Tuberose’s and this is the technique I came up with.  Any clay will work. The clay I have used here is one of my favourites for modelling with,…

How to Make a Large Daffodil out of Clay

Flower Making

This technique would work with any clay after a bit of practice. The clay I have used here is one of my favourites for modelling with, its Earthstone Special 160 from Valentine Clays. Fired to 1060c (Cone 04). What…

How to Make a Big Rose out of Clay

Flower Making

I was recently asked to make a few hundred roses for Harrods shop window in London, they wanted them to be up to 20cm in diameter.  I worked out the following technique so this is how to make…

Flower Power Continues!

News

In a few weeks I will have some really exciting news to share. Just when I thought I could take a rest from the clay I get another exciting project. Last year I had two big commissions which…

Flower Wall Art for Macy’s

News, Public Art

Recently I had been thinking about making my flowers into flower wall art, then out of the blue I get an email.  Talk about think it, manifest it. One of my dahlia flower ladies caught the eye of…

Flower People Sculpture Park

Sculpture

I can’t stop dreaming of a flower people sculpture park.  I can imagine my flower sculptures very large and a whole group of them in a dedicated sculpture park!  I can also see them being made into children’s…

Fibonacci Numbers & The Golden Ratio in Flowers

Science

Ever wondered why flowers often have similar numbers of petals?  When I am demonstrating flower making at Coalport china Museum I am often asked about the number of petals I use. The flower I was first taught were…