This blog has become impossible to manage using my iPad. I'm unable to add new pictures which, to me, makes it useless. Even using the 'big' computer has problems, possibly because it's now a few years old and no longer supported by Google. Life is too short so the new site is at www.alastairdargue.wordpress.com it will take me a bit of time to get it running properly so please be patient! Very busy with the show in Henley on Thames this weekend, then straight back into building a new studio so lots to do . . . . . . In the meantime if you need to contact me I'm available by email at Eco.Al@hotmail.co.uk
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
This Friday to Sunday I'll be demonstrating at the Craft & Design Fair in Henley on Thames. The show is open 10 to 5 each day and there will be bowl and spoon carving going on throughout. I'll also have new work on display including the biggest bowls I've ever carved!
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
New venue for this exhibition at Ludlow Castle on 17th and 18th October. Makers from both the Shropshire and Worcestershire guilds will be 'showing off' their latest work.
large poplar bowl with Venetian red detail
ladle in figured maple
poplar bowl with carved detail
Saturday, 13 June 2015
My new work will be on show at Ludlow Brewery along with others from both the Shropshire and Worcestershire Guilds.
I have built a new stand to display the bowls. The extra height from the plinths allows more space to show each bowl to better effect.
Pearwood from a local very mature tree showing lovely colour, 26cmx12cm.
Carved poplar, 43cmx17cm.
Painted poplar, 42cmx12cm.
Painted poplar 47cmx16cm.
Painted poplar, 51cmx18cm
Thursday, 30 April 2015
My new work will be on display at the RHS Spring Show, Malvern from Thursday 7th May until Sunday 10th May. Come along for a feast of flowers and craft at the Three Counties Showground.
large poplar bowl in ultramarine
butter spreaders in natural damson
breakfast bowls in alder with hazel spoons
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
The judges have made their selection of 15 spoons/ladles from over 200 entries from around the world. They are now on show in Sweden and I have been fortunate to have a ladle selected. Visitors to the exhibition, which runs until October, can vote on which spoon they like the best. Voting is also possible at online voting bearing in mind the brief for judging '• The criteria for the selection will be functionality, execution, form and choice of material'.