Thursday, 26 March 2015
This peregrine was commissioned for a house on Falcon Way in Guisborough. Many other roads round there have wonderful bird names like Heron Gate, Redwing Rising, Kingfisher Drive, Osprey Close, Little Grebe, even a Great Auk! We love birds, so we're hoping other residents might want one too.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
These 5 mosaic panels were created to celebrate 150 years of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. We worked with over 2000 people to make them. They are located on the wall of Sainsburys loading bay, near the station.
Posted by Helen Jane Gaunt at 05:25
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
These panels were created with young people from Saltburn. They are now installed around the town of Saltburn-by-the Sea.
We worked with Kilton Thorpe School in Brotton to create this mosaic.
Moon Gazing Hare by Helen Jane Gaunt
Tinkerbell Fire Sculpture for 2010 Padgeant of Light in Saltburn
Created with children from Saltburn Learning Campus
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Entrance Mosaic. This lifesize shire horse and miner was created with volunteers from the museum, the people of Skinningrove and children from Whitecliffe Primary School
Skinningrove Story Wall, we worked with 500 local people to produce this mosaic.
Posted by Helen Jane Gaunt at 05:02
Saturday, 26 February 2011
This is our Fire Sculpture depicting an ironstone miner, a crucible of molten steel and a steelmaker we created for the Fire and Steel Festival. There's a lot of preparation involved in a Fire sculpture, the day before we construct a scaffold frame which is then covered with metal mesh panels. The day of the fire sculpture is spent drawing the design onto the frame using paper rope soaked in paraffin.
The blast furnace in the background
Putting the mesh onto the scaffold frame
Soaking paper rope in paraffin
We have an audience already!
All done, just time for a hot chocolate before it's lit!
The fire swingers, Cathie Sprague and Mark Taylor, light the sculpture
The fire sculpture fully lit.
Here's a short video I took...
And here's one by Nathan Hobday...
Posted by Helen Jane Gaunt at 06:59
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
During the summer holidays 2010 Derek and I worked alongside 30 children from Saltburn Learning Campus in Saltburn to design and create two entrance mosaics. The project was funded by Extended Schools and organised by Club Creative.
This one is based on the school logo with the sunrising over Saltburn Pier.
The larger mosaic is produced in layers to produce a three dimensional effect. There is a base layer... which we fixed to the wall first.
Then each layer is attached. There are 5 layers altogether
We had lots of help and support from the school caretakers.
The final wave and boat are screwed into position.
Posted by Helen Jane Gaunt at 09:10