Saturday, March 15, 2014


A while ago, I was contacted by a high-school student from Australia.  This project had inspired her to make her own bust of Matthew Flinders.  Her art tutor, Gary, was supportive of the idea and Emma has kindly been sending me photographs of her sculpture as it has progressed from clay model to the finished bronze.

Emma's life-size model in clay

A mould was made from the clay...

...and a wax positive taken.  This was invested and poured.

Emma with the final work in bronze.

This is only the second piece that Emma has ever made and I think it shows a great deal of promise.  

Emma's correspondence over this has been lively, courteous and inquisitive.  She has worked hard and seen the project through with persistence and determination.  I am full of praise for her achievement and wish her all the best for the future.

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