Sunday, 28 May 2017

Business Card Holder Project

Functional Art

Well what you see below is a 1950's cigarette case. The people that know me will know that I am not a smoker and never have been, that doesn't mean that I can't do a spot of repurposing. The plan then is to turn the cigarette case into a business card case, it fits nicely in the pocket and should do a great job. I'll post some pictures when its finished.

Friday, 26 May 2017

"The Sisters" A Powertex Work In Progress

"Daughters of Mardiva"

These are my latest Powertex works in progress. They are the Daughters of Mardiva the goddess of Reclamation, she has many faces and many guises if the legends are true. These are her Daughters, Tempella ( The goddess of procrastination and Idle Hands ) and Decura (The goddess of rebirth and reincarnation). Legend has it that the sisters along with their mother are prophesised to destroy  civilisation in order to welcome in a new era they  are collectively known as the trio of chaos or simply the "Chaosians"

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A bit of an addiction....

A Growing Collection

I thought I would post something a little different tonight. Recently ( probably the last 3 months) Heather has developed a penchant for vintage crockery. She has bought a few pieces and I have picked up a few pieces for her on my travels and before you know it she has a collection. I have put a few pictures on because I think it is fascinating the geometry and artwork on some of these pieces. I suppose the next acquisition should be a nice china cabinet, but where we would put it is beyond me!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Powertex Stone art Monolith

My latest Stone art piece

Another recent project using the Powertex Stone Art Powder and Powertex Ivory Hardener.
I just love the texture in these pieces, they just work great with the Buddha theme .

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Future Powertex Christmas Projects

"The Early Worm and all that"

I know it is 32 weeks to Christmas but it pays to prep early. Heather has made this stunning little Powertex Christmas tree table centre. She has used black Powertex hardener and an assortment of bead caps to create the image of baubles. topped with a crystal door knob and mounted on top. The base is a textile cone wrapped in decorative lace and t-shirt garlands. It was then dry brushed with silver colortricx.
If anybody would like to make one of these I am sure we could accommodate you.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Powertex workshop at M B Crafts

Yet another Powertex Garden Plaque Workshop 

Another fantastic Powertex at M B Crafts a great bunch of ladies and a great workshop.
I never get fed up of teaching this workshop (although I have taught it about 20 times now).
It is a great introduction to the world of Powertex using basic techniques and bronze Powertex hardener. I am glad to say that the majority of people who book on this workshop do go on to do further projects.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Powertex Stone Art Magazine Piece

Magazine Piece

This is a Powertex Stone Art sculpture I recently did as a step by step for Craft Stamper magazine      ( May 2017 edition). This is a fantastic technique and a great effect. Turn a piece of polystyrene into a carved piece of faux stone.
Product list
Powertex Ivory Hardener
Powertex Bronze Hardener
Stone Art powder
Selection of Bisters.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Ever Growing Garden update

Still Getting Bigger

Well its still getting bigger. It finally looks like I'm making some progress and with the prospect of a little free time om my hands I'm optimistic.
The next stage is to get some levelling pegs in and get it all graded ready for the base and the perimeter fence.
Its been a hard work but will definitely be worth it.
I'll update when there is more progress to show.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

John Glossop Powertex Stone Art Workshop at Craftstation

Magazine Based Workshop

This is Craftstation, a lovely little craft shop in Kirkby in Ashfield. This shop is now my base for my local Powertex workshops. This workshop is loosely based around the article I had in the May edition of Craft Stamper magazine. The base to this project is carved Polystyrene with liquid hardener and stone art powder before colouring with a combination of Bister colours.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 1 May 2017

A Future Diving Helmet?

A recent Aquisitition 

I recently acquired this light fitting with the intention of creating a steampunk divers helmet . It has  great dimensions and is made of glass. Can't wait to get on with it and turn it into something to talk about.