February 2020

The wax of the Farmer Salmon Mask for the 2nd Arch, Settlement Sculptures.

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Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
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January 2020

The Hares for Arch 1 - Settlement Sculptures - Diane's original made in plaster, with mould cast by Dorota Rapacz from which Diane cast the wax hares. These will be cast in bronze by Castle Fine Arts Foundry.








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January 2019

Phil's relief carving of foods related to Banbury, for the seat back for Arch 1 - Settlement Sculptures.



















January 2020

The Farmer Salmon Mask was modelled in clay by Diane, and this silicone mould of it made by sculptor Dorota Rapacz - See her own work and contact details on the farOpen website










































February 2020

Medieval Woman bronze mask fitted to oak apex post for Arch 2 - Settlement Sculptures.

farmer-salmon- Wax-Mask

February 2020

Starting to fit the Farmer Salmon wax to the oak apex post.













February 2020

This tree fell during Storm Dennis in Lydney Park Estate, and was brought to our attention by our friend sculptor Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva. A beautiful Oak - hopefully it will be suitable to make the 2nd and 3rd Arches for the sculptures for Banbury www.settlementsculptures.co.uk. We will know once we get a dry spell - to then be able to move the tree.





































February 2020

Work on the antlers of the Spirit of the Forest by Ben Collins at PJ Engineering, Coleford.


March 2020

The Hares fitted into Arch 1 - Settlement Sculptures for Banbury.



































April 2020

Seat for the Medieval Arch the first Arch of the Settlement Sculptures Banbury.












May 2020

Banbury Shepherd's weather saying carved by Phil on the tie beam of the Medieval Woman's Arch.












June 2020

Medieval Woman's headdress completed.

























July 2020

Arch assembled and up with the aid of scaffolding by Scaffolding 2000 Ltd.






















August 2020

Arch and bench assembled with out the Medieval Woman's Head, Hares and shoe as these will be fitted before making the framework to transport the arch.































































































September 2020

The Medieval Woman's Arch was too wide to transport flat, so Phil made a framework to support it whilst being transported by Damon Bramely. Phil made the Arch, bench and framework by himself.








© Diane Gorvin and Philip Bews 2020



November 2020

Amy Walmsley 3D print 30cms high for the Higgins Bedford.





December 2020

Phil chainsawed the curved sides of Arch 2 out of the huge Oak that fell earlier in the year, large sections of the tree were moved to Noxon where Phil could work on them.










September 2020

Medieval Woman's Arch and Bench installed at Hanwell View, Banbury, by Damon Bramley and his son Max with Phil's assistance. M Lambe Construction Ltd's helpful staff assisted by uncovering the concrete bases they had put in earlier, and fencing the area temporarily. They will also make good around the fixing and remove the fencing. Note our Horse sculpture in the distance.
View www.settlementsculptures.co.uk to find out more and this prject.







October 2020

The Amy Walmsley Maquete has been 3D scanned to make 3D prints by Europac 3D at our studio. The wax maquette is now with Castle Fine Art Foundry to be cast in bronze. The bronze will be in the collection of the Higgins Bedford and will feature in an exhibition about Amy for International Women's Day in 2021. The work with be used for educational projects.



October 2020

Photos by Ben Collins of PJ Engineering - showing the progress of the fabrication of the Spirit of the Forest.