I have been experimenting in making some small bowls and dishes. I’m trying to get the stone as thin as I can to give them a lightness not associated with stone objects.
I spent much of the winter grinding away at Fucus II. I took me way longer and became more complicated than I intended. I think I just got carried away. It went to the annual “Richard Scott Sculpture @ Ballymaloe” (21st June to 3rd September 2017) where Richie […]
The annual “Richard Scott Sculpture @ Ballymaloe” opened at Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork on Wednesday 21st June 2017. It was a beautiful summers evening for the opening. Fifty five sculptures, mainly stone and some bronze are on show in the park lands of Ballymaloe. […]
Two of my sculptures will be exhibited at the Mill Cove Gallery in Castletownbere, West Cork for the summer. I took them down last weekend and the bluebells where in full bloom in the gardens. Lovely gardens and gallery, it is well worth a visit if […]
I am very honoured to be featured on RTE’s culture page on the their website with Eileen Macdonagh, Michelle Byrne, Michael Quane and Martha Quinn. The link to the RTE Culture page is: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2017/0221/854340-made-of-stone-irish-sculptors/ A big thank you to Cristin Leach (Art Critic for the […]
I have been making these small pieces out of very dark limestone from the “Butlersgrove formation” which is the classic “Kilkenny Marble” (even though it is not really a marble) as small affordable gifts. They are designed as a soap dish, but I have drilled a […]
Irish Geoscience Network Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Dr. Michael E Philcox 21st October 2016 Recently, I was delighted to be commissioned by Dr. Bettina Stefanini on behalf of the “Irish Geoscience Network” (IGN) to create a unique sculpture for a life-time achievement award […]
Michelle & I were gently persuaded by the powers that be in “Visual” to do a demonstration of our stone working practices at our studios/workshops. Michelle & I work quite differently, her work being very exact forms which are generally sand-blasted and my work being fairly […]