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Mike Bigland Designer-maker Jewellery and Sculpture

Mike Bigland Designer-maker Jewellery and Sculpture
Address: 18 New Dawn Place
Village Road
Cheltenham
Postcode: GL51 0FR
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Telephone: 07812 023896
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Description
I studied sculpture with David Howorth in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, for over 2 years, after retiring from a 32-year career in engineering design and manufacture. I have studied wax modelling and also moulding and casting at West Dean College.
 
Initially my sculptures focused on the ethnic variation in both portrait and form working in clay, wax and plaster.  I manufacture my own moulds and cast pieces in plaster, cement fondue and terracotta. I have work cast in bronze or other metals by a specialist foundry.
 
My latest work is in stainless steel and explores the essential elements of plant forms.

All this work is of a welded construction and is designed for external display within the garden environment, or as indoor arrangements. I am also working on some new individual flower forms for display in May 2010.

Additionally I am studying  jewellery design and manufacture at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. I am focusing on silver pieces predominantly with an Arts & Crafts theme.

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Allium x3

Onyx Brooch

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Triple Ring

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Working across these disciplines and incorporating engineering is very stimulating and encourages cross-fertilization of ideas.

Allium

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This group of three different heads on an integral base frame stands approx. 80 cm high. It is shown in a lovely mixed border.

Allium

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This group of three different heads stands approx. 80 cm high. It is shown in a mixed border.

Allium

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This group of three different heads stands approx. 80 cm high. It is shown in a mixed border of shrubs and bulbs.

Allium

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This group of three different heads stands approx. 80 cm high. It is shown in a mixed border of shrubs, during the winter.

Dierama

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The 3 stemmed Dierama is set in a pot on a balcony garden, appox. 110 cm high.

Dierama

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The 3 stemmed Dierama is set on the edge of a border within a beautiful walled  garden, appox. 110 cm high.

Dierama

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The 3 stemmed Dierama is set within a shrubbery, appox. 110 cm high.

Dierama

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The 3 stemmed Dierama contrasts with a large clay pot, appox. 110 cm high.

Dierama

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The 3 stemmed Dierama makes a contrast within a beautiful walled  garden, appox. 110 cm high.

Hogweed

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The hogweed contrasts well with a range of plants. appox. 120 cm high.

Hogweed

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Hogweed makes a stunning display within a beautiful walled  garden, appox. 120 cm high.

Hogweed

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This hogweed contrasts well with Acanthus in a specimen bed. appox. 120 cm high.

Large Allium

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Large alliums in a pot on a balcony. 100 cm high.

Large Allium

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Large alliums at the back of a border. 100 cm high.

Large Allium

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A solitary large allium in a mixed border. 100 cm high.

Large Allium

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Single large alliums make an interesting contrast with a variety of foliage. 100 cm high.

Large Allium - butterfly

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A seal of approval by a Comma butterfly warming in the sun.

Large Alliums

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A collection of large alliums, makes a good ‘still life’ installation.

Large Alliums

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A group of 3 large alliums in a lovely border setting. 100 cm high.

Large Alliums

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A group of 3 large alliums in a lovely border setting contrasting with dahlias. 100 cm high.


Exhibitions & Awards


2003 Oxfordshire/Woodstock Museum
2003 Oxford ARTWEEKS-St Alban’s Church
2004 Oxfordshire/Woodstock Museum
2006 Oxford ARTWEEKS-Eynsham Hall
2008 CLAYDON HOUSE Gardens (NT)
2009 Oxford ARTWEEKS-LASSCO 3 Pigeons
2009 Certificate of Merit-BJA-B’ham School of Jewellery
2009 CLAYDON HOUSE Gardens (NT)
2009 Oxfordshire/Woodstock Museum
2009 TURRILL GARDEN-Summertown Oxford


Contact details:

Mobile: 07812 023896
Email: 
mike@paradeigma.plus.com

Website: 
http://www.mikebigland.com  


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