Melanie Guy

Portfolio: Current Work

2017 has brought several commissions - among them, a ceramics trophy, the Stanwick Horse which is a Celtic find in Yorkshire, the inspiration for a new trophy for a competition. Also, a bit of fun - 'PETER of the Pewter Pelt' - for Dartmoor National Park fundraising auction (see www.moorotters.co.uk). Are you interested in bidding?

 

Late 2016 - PEWTER NOW is on show until November - see Cockington Court, Kitchen Gallery, Torquay Devon for details and then touring to Sheffield.

And it looks like one of my other design interests, in children's environments, is in demand again - our family business, see

fb Alastair Guy Playgrounds, is extending its work in Northants - more work and designs for Wicksteed Park, Kettering - exciting.

 

2016 - after a break of a few months I am back in the 'swing'. It is a great time for exhibiting work and getting interest from my customers - thanks for all the nice comments on my "Baleen" piece recently exhibited. I continue to have an interest in sea forms and animals, human and others. I am working with pewter and clay and wood too.

2015 - April - I have just completed a new piece - MILKYWAY WAY-MARKER, a twinkling patio light featuring the environment in its greatest sense (see Design/sculpture/smithing). And I am continuing work on the theme of oceans - polution, wildness, movement, fluidity, sea, rivers, environment - in pewter or wood and stone - inspired by the quality of the material. BALEEN is the latest piece in this series. (see New sculptures).

Later in 2014 I returned to expressing interpretations of the time I spent sail cruising on our boat and have developed pieces about the deteriorating state of the oceans. I continue to make interior wall panels - interpreting my memories and experiences and have  completed the 'PLANKTON' series of mark-making on pewter. I am developing a series of free standing sculptures in wood, highlighting pollution problems and events which move me.

Most work during 2013 has been commissioned, to develop a series on pewter, of the rural environments of Dijon region of France, especially the vineyards. See these in pewter panels section.