It has come to our notice that a lot of you may not realise that our name has changed from ‘Bladon Pottery’ to ‘PiggottSculpture’; this was some years ago now and came about since we learnt that many people did not know the modelling side of Graham’s talents
Our apologies for the website being down and unedited for a long while. We are now back on track and had a firing in December 2009 with several new, exciting pieces – do come and see, or call.
Opening time amendments
Graham & I shall occasionally not be here on a daily basis, but we’ll be checking e-mail – so advisable to phone 01993 811489 before coming a long distance. Apologies for this, but a necessary decision at our stage in life and after over 37years in full time business.
2005 Summer Firing
Graham has been busy for some years now doing many portrait figures. Do
have a look on the Portrait page.
2004 Firing due early September
Come along after 13th September and see the new Armoured Bear, Iorek
from the brilliant Philip Pullman His Dark Materials series,
Northern Lights, which has impressed Graham so much a great series
if you are looking for a challenging, imaginative read.
If you are lucky, you may be able to catch his first Oriental portraits
another challenge, but very enjoyable spent with the Manning children.
I shall be posting some images of other works in progress, portraits for
you all to enjoy, including the Minte girls, Lucy & Stephanie.
For the dragon lovers of which I know there are many out there,
see the biggest dragon this side of Indonesia (Kimodo Dragons) well
almost and a large Smaug on his pile of treasure! There is also a
return of the Sage on his Throne, many of you will remember and love.
Graham Piggott Fantasy Sculptor
Debra & David Rixon now have a website for all their entertaining films
www.grindelwald.co.uk Here you can view exerpts from Graham's video.
From his connections with the Alice shop in Oxford, we discover the
home and workshop of a unique and talented artisan, and enjoy a master class
as Graham creates a sculpture for the camera, and wife Corri takes us on
a tour of their magical shop. Including musical montages of his best work,
which feature dragons and 'Alice in Wonderland' figures.
The professional, yet amusing video made by Grindelwald Productions
was televised before Easter 2001 on the local Channel 6 (Oxford TV).I anticipate it being televised again this Easter. We made an opportune
and happy bond with Debra & Dave Rixon and look forward to working with
them again in the future.
It was good to capture Graham working (and making a 'Macho Pig) and
also talking; those of you who know him will be surprised to realise how amusingly
he can talk and demonstrate.All in all, quite a giggle… They filmed
me talking to Debra in the showroom and the barn about some of our own pieces.Great
hilarity was had at my expense.Graham & I have always been a 'Laurel &
Hardy', 'Johnny & Fanny' (Cradock) couple, but you all know who is really
the brains and talent behind this business.We also see the 'Space Portrait'
of Dr. Walter Wiechetek with all his interests placed strategically around
him(as in the early Holbein portrait practice) and the delightful Murdoch
The Oxford Alice Trail
As some of you will recall, or who have seen the video, we have been displaying
some of Graham's 'Alice' pieces in the 'Alice' shop (Wool & Water) in
St. Aldates, Oxford, which Luke & Yuki Gander own. Last year they decided
to give Oxford's Lewis Carroll a higher profile in many people's mind.Luke
and his PA, Laurence Taylor set about organising some public awareness &
support/funding for an 'Alice Trail' around the city.They had Graham in mind
for this and subsequently Graham has recently finished the maquette, which
currently stands at 2' tall. The plan is that it will stand on the ice-rink
site, which is also the intended location for the new conference centre and
railway and coach stations. Of course, it will be a much larger piece than
Graham has worked in previously, and most likely cast in bronze, but this
is an exciting and overdue venture.
Castings at John Lewis
Our other project has been successful in getting four cast pieces sold nationally
in the John Lewis department stores.They were at £39 in a bronzed
finish and include Jake with his rabbit, Harriet fairy, Rachel dancer in jazz
dress, and Emily, a seated ballerina in white tutu, unlike the ceramic
on the dancer page.
visited the Place, had the talk - now buy the Video - LOL!
'In the film we visit him and his wife, Corri at their home and shop. Graham
makes a 'Macho Pig' character for us, right from the first lump of clay, through
to taking it out of the kiln after firing. Corri shows us many of his finest
pieces, including Alices, Toads and Dragons. She tells tales of their family,
Graham's work and the fascinating sculptures.' We expect the full 51
minute Grindelwald Productions video to cost £12 p&p and the US version
to cost £18 p&p - both sold from here
Narrated and Presented by Debra Rixon, Photographed and Produced by David
Rixon - a 'Curious Crafts' film shown on SIX TV - and hopefully in the States
in the future - watch this space...
We now have both the British/European (PAL) versions and the NTSC (US)