Influenced by the great Alberta mural maker Jim Marshal, we set out to build large 3 dimensional sculptures that could be carved in our studio and fired in our kilns. In these sculptures we started with wet bricks, carving the form to completion. Each piece was labeled, numbered, fired then cemented together to complete the form. In most instances we added insets of glass mosaic which give a particular vibrancy and shine to the work.
We no longer can make this type of sculpture as our access to wet factory made bricks has been concluded with the closure of the IXL industry in western Canada.
Immense Mode – 2009
These 20 foot tall legs greet commuters and visitors by bus, train and car. They pay homage to the commuter and shoppers to Southgate Mall. The legs allow for a bit of imagination of a giant standing on the platform while also leading those in for a more intimate and tactile experience through the inlaid glass. Edmonton, AB
Train Bench – 2012
This brick bench that depicts 3 logs with glass mosaic was commissioned by the Riverside Meadows Historical Association to commemorate the old saw mill and train that used to run in downtown Red Deer. It is located at the end of the pedestrian bridge in Riverside Meadows.
APEGA Bench – 2004
This bench was commissioned by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta as a gift to the City of Red Deer for Alexander Way. It depicts the strata carved in the base of the bench with a topographical map of the Red Deer region and specific provincial infrastructures that the organization deals with.
Rabbit – 2005
This Brick rabbit sits on the sidewalk of Alexander Way in Red Deer and reflects our melding urban and rural environments. Red Deer, AB
Salmon – 2007
This brick salmon was made for the water spray park at Centennial Park in Abbotsford, BC
Letting the Birdies Fly – 2005
We were asked to produce a work of art for the entrance to the Riverbend Golf and Country Clubhouse. The piece is a metaphor for golf as the golf clubs become bird that fly. The golf bag, clubs and birds are sculpted from a sculpture clay and coated with a terra sigillata, glaze and finally silver lustre. Red Deer, AB
Trophy of Health – 2006
This sculpture features a collection of carved and modeled clay sports and is capped with a baseball helmet. The gold like sporting artifacts are assembled together in a classical bust-like form and placed upon a bed of grass followed by inspiration words as a base. Commemorative of the 2006 Alberta Summer Games and now resides in the Red Deer Public Library.