Today I was teaching Toby who is currently studying Model Making at Arts University College Bournemouth. With part of his project being the making of a sculptural pod form he has designed to be turned from wood. To this Toby will be including metal together with other materials to produce a kinetic sculpture.
This is the third time Toby has come to me for tuition but today was a bit different in that Toby wanted to cover specifics for tooling, finishing and discussions together about design relating to his sculpture.
It is very rewarding to see a young person carrying on with turning but also using it as a part process for sculpture.
Here are a few pictures of Toby roughing down the basic form for his piece, which is one of the four or five parts that will be included in the end sculpture.
Firstly hollowing end grain was refreshed.
As was the spindle gouge
Then onto his piece.
Hopefully I will get to see the end sculpture when it is finished.