News from the Dusty Workbench
by Matt Caines
As the weather has pounded down on the studio roof, Amanda and I have been working out our ideas for the forthcoming ‘Dark Tales’ exhibition at Lantarnam Grange at the end of March. For more information, have a look at www.lgac.org.uk
We are combining my antler and scrimshaw engraving with stitchwork panels to create free standing sculptures and wall hanging pieces. First up is a malevolent Scottish equestrian water spirit, The Kelpie, a beautiful horse that would lure passing travellers to their doom in the dark, dank waters. Nasty.
My stonecarving trundles along with a red soapstone carving that eventually will be a dancing woman with antler inlays and also a new mermaid in Carrara marble.
Recent scrimshaw commissions include a Whale and Knife handles for the lovely ceramicist Bridget Drakeford.