a site specific sculpture designed to mark the first of the 400 year celebrations of Historic Harwich, situated at the entrance to Harwich International Port. Currently in progress..
A barge called Cissy
Cissy (named after Alistairs grandmother) is Thames Estuary underplated hopper barge, about 100 years old, procured December 2015. We're currently building a live/work studio, and we'll be permanently moored at Leigh Marina. The barge is 73ft long, 14ft wide, and constructed to house our studio for clean materials. We'll still have our ceramics studios and kiln room a stones' throw away.
2018 Ceramic mural for Marketfield School, School Rd, Elmstead Market, CO7 7ET
Marketfield School has moved into a new build, and the School would like a site specific artwork that unites the values and ethos of the school, creating a stimulating and tactile artwork to be hung in the main stairwell.
2014 Site Specific Sculpture at Freeport rail Station, Braintree, Freeport, Essex, UK
Nominated for an ACORP Award 2015
To put forward ideas in regards to an artwork at Freeport station, reflecting the ideas of shopping and trains, travel or movement.
It was suggested that the artwork be meaningful for Essex Community Rail and Freeport customers, appropriate to the context of the station, attractive and appealing, and colourful. The final design installation reflects the locality of Braintree Freeport Shopping Village, the nearby housing developments, commuters and staff asociated with the area.
The following proposal contains concept sketches, and through Essex Community Rail, Braintree District Council, and engagement with client groups, and within budgetary means, the final design is met with approval, maquettes (1/10th scale model) are made and fabrication and installation completed.
The final stage of the commission process is evaluation by all client groups.
It is intended that the resulting sculpture is a distinctive landmark, utilise the full budget, consider all interestgroups, have a minimum of ten years in lifespan, and be maintenance free.
2013 St George's Dragon
2014 Proposal "Earthcore", Art at One Blackfriars, shortlisted
In response to this historic site, we propose a site specific functional sculpture that reflects the historicity, locality, community and aspirations of the site, creating a focal point and amenity that will become landmark.
From excavation, an earth core is produced, giving a view of the functionality of the ground, which could then be view as a column, to pull the history from the earth. Inspired by Trajans Column and the victory story, and the social change and philanthropy the Roman Emperor was known for, his narrative carved into the column spiralling upwards, with the elements of water in all its’ states and fire, leading to a range of tactile and sumptuous materials such as steel, glass, bronze, and stone, to create a column reflecting both past and present.
The column is then split and seating arranged in what is now a hollow column. Southwark bridge brings together the two halves, or unity, spanning the two halves. The experience of the visitor is to encounter beautiful surfaces, a history and a present story, optimism for the future, and a landmark on the pedestrian skyline that reflects the luxury and quality of the development and its’ location.