Recent creations

Upcycled sculptures from discarded or unwanted items

(Plus little people designed for modern railway enthusiasts)

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Back from the real world

I know that the site has been idle for four years or so, while I’ve been making things and living a life outside the interwebnet. Today I’m attempting to bring you and me up to speed with my latest projects.

Small people in odd settings

I’ve been doing these for several years now. There must be stories attached to these little scenes, but I have no idea what they are. However, it seems that people like making up their own scenarios. Which is nice.

Furniture design/construction

In 2020 I spent three days a week at my local TAFE learning how to use tools properly and how to draw properly and how to design and construct furniture. It was fabulous and I overcame a lot of fear about fast moving electric saws! Ryobi and Bunnings used up a lot of last year’s tax return, as well as the local shipping container seller.

At last my very own shed.

Here are a few of the things I came up with over the year.

First we all had to design and make a spoon from a block of wood, using hand tools … and a little bit of band saw work. Before my first go on the band saw I had nightmares of chopped fingers for three nights in a row.


Next we had to design a suspended structure using a set amount of wood, using four different joints and two different species of timber. This task coincided with Covid lockdown, so a lot of work was done at home.


Then a box with dovetail joints.

A cutting board, applying laminating technique with several different woods.

A piece of furniture of tabular design. Set this way so that we didn’t all make a coffee table!

And finally we were asked to design a light. I decided to make mine from found objects and led strips.

There is more to come but that will do for now.

Bent Vinyl Clocks



Now selling for (AUS)$30 plus postage. More complex ones sell for more, obviously.
Some samples below, and I can customise colours and styles to suit your requirements.

email me if interested … hugh.wade@gmail.com



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email me if interested … hugh.wade@gmail.com

Bent Vinyl Madness


I seem to have embarked on a gentle crusade to rid the world of trashy music on vinyl by trawling op shops and second hand markets for records, which I then turn into idiosyncratic “sculptures”.

Bubbling ideas and smoky afternoons in the clearing in the forest have produced a variety of strange constructs.

Here are some samples and works in progress. Available soon.2016-11-12-21-09-182016-07-29-18-45-28

 

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New address


Making life easier … so I paid a little bit of money and now you can reach these pages via a new, less clumsy website address … hughwade.com

Not that I have been very creative with my writing lately, more involved with creating some sculptures made from recycled stuff. One is almost ready for the ArtsUrunga Sculpture in the Park on January 17th next year.

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If any of you will be in the Mid-North coast region of NSW at the time, it is well worth a look. There are many fine sculptors in these parts … and then there’s me with my pop art comic relief pieces!

 


 

The Answering Machine Message


A few years ago I came home and found this on my answering machine … for a wrong number. My flatmates and I cacked ourselves for weeks as we played it over and over and started to recite bits back at each other. GOLD! My mate Dan did the drawing. Turn up the volume because it was recorded quite low. LANGUAGE WARNING … lots of swearing!


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