Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A wonderful Workshop ...

... and a new addiction!

A few weeks ago during a day out at my favourite National Trust House. I met a lovely lady making sculptures in the Gallery. When she said we could attend a workshop and create a sculpture of our own, I realised what my Dad would be getting for Father's Day!

So at the weekend Dad and I went along to a workshop, got messy, ate a lovely lunch and created our own sculptures. 

I wish I knew how to erase "rugby arms!"
 Dad enjoying the messy
 My nearly finished sculpture, she's got lots of drying to do yet.

Drying out on a windowsill at home.

The sculptures are made using fabric and resin. You start by making a wire skeleton, adding muscle and shape using metal foil, then finally wrapping and "dressing" your sculpture. I choose lots of lacy bits for mine. The resin is completely waterproof and weatherproof once dry. Once mine has dried completely I'll give her another coat of resin, then she'll dry a lovely bronze colour. She's then "move house" and live in my bathroom.

Thanks for dropping by.

Love Katie 


  1. Wow, what a fabulous day out Katie!
    Victoria xx

  2. Your sculpture looks amazing !

  3. I love your sculpture!! Really beautiful!
    And you are not the only one. I have "rugby arms" too. We could form a team! :D

  4. Your sculptures look beautiful. What a great day out.
    Thanks for sharing. Ali x

  5. Wow, that looks so professional! A beautiful sculpture.
    Best wishes, Pj x

  6. What a great idea - looks fab! xx

  7. I think we must go to the same NT house. I have got one of these courses on my list of things to do after speaking to this lady.

  8. Katie, you should be very proud, she's beautiful! What a lovely experience to go on and share! Love RM xxx

  9. Oh. My. Goodness... your sculpture is stunning, was that your first go at it?

    I need to know which your favourite NT house is please! I have been to most around Norfolk and it'd be funny if we love the same one best!

    Oh, and your Dad has a certain Sean Connery look to him in that photo!

  10. Oh, my! What a wonderful idea for a father's day gift and time spent together. Memories for both of you, and a bit of memorabilia.
    I wouldn't know you had to learn how to do this from the looks of your piece. You did a fabulous job!
    I am so glad you shared this with us, and would love to see a pic of your lady when she is completely finished.
    Where do you live? I have never seen this kind of sculpture. At least, not that I know of.
    I enjoy your blog and check in often. :)

  11. She's gorgeous, wow! What a special way to spend a day :)

  12. Your sculpture is amazing,looks like a great day,xxx