Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Went the 130 mile round trip to the foundry in Bozeman to deliver the clay reduction of Capt. John Lovewell to be cast into bronze. Dropped off the unfinished clay of Mountain Family clay for a bid on what it will cost to produce so I can set the price on the finished bronze.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Just finished taking pictures for promotion of my "Mountain Family" clay.. It's not finished yet, but is close enough for pictures.. I'll be taking this to the foundry to get a bid tomorrow.. so I can set a price on the finished bronzes.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Just putting the last finishing touches on Captain John Lovewell's reduction clay. John Lovewell (October 14, 1691 – May 9, 1725) was a famous Ranger in the 18th century who fought during Father Rale's War (also known as Lovewell's War). He lived in present-day Nashua, New Hampshire. He fought in Father Rale's War as a militia captain, leading three expeditions against the Abenaki Indians. John Lovewell became the most famous Ranger of the eighteenth century. Although the outcome was a draw, Lovewell's Fight marked the end of hostilities between the English and the Abenakis of Maine. This conflict was a turning point. So important was it to western Maine, New Hampshire and even Massachusetts colonists that the Fight was celebrated in song and story, and its importance was not eclipsed until the American Revolution. More than one hundred years later Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poem, "The Battle of Lovells Pond"), Nathaniel Hawthorne (story, "Roger Malvin's Burial") and Henry David Thoreau all wrote about Lovewell's Fight.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
These two videos cover two full days on the clay. This is the last I'll be working on this commission. Next step is taking it to the foundry.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The coat Capt. Lovewell is wearing is typical of 1725 in the Colonies.. The length of coat, the collar, as well as the sleeve length and cuff width were the parts that would change with the fashion of the time. Today I worked on the coat. Fine tuning it and getting the folds right in the back of the Jacket..
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Captain John Lovewell Reduction - Day 5 - Re-Creating the Club Butt Musket Carried by Capt. Lovewell
Just re-creating the Musket that Captain Lovewell is carrying.. This is a Club Butt Musket. It was used well into the early 1700s in the Colonies..