- Positioned near a cardamon and some ferns, this three tier pagoda has been glazed and Raku-fired.
- A small glazed and Raku-fired pagoda near our pond.
- A glazed Raku-fired freeform rock pagoda.
Carved from a block of hebel, these owls and pagodas were made during a sculpture workshop.
Hebel, a lightweight building product made from autoclaved aerated concrete, is very easy to carve using saws, chisels, surform files and gouging tools. Off white in colour, these sculptures which weather over time, can be painted or coloured with oxides.
Starting with a block of hebel, which measures about 200mm x 200mm x 600mm, it is best to mark out your design roughly with chalk. Begin carving carefully, sawing away unneeded areas first and then using smaller tools for the finer details. A lot of dust will be released when working on your project, so always wear a mask and safety glasses.
Using watercolours, I painted a series of small owls, frogs and flowers to insert into birthday cards. These are a few of my favourite owl paintings.Add a comment
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Pottery owls, a gremlin and an owl carved out of hebel make interesting additions to the garden.