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Metal Sculpture – Practice and Process: 3 day course

11 September 2017

As autumn arrives, it’s time to think about a new project! Come and learn a new skill and realise your ideas in metal. Bookings are now open for my forthcoming 3-day sculpture course at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, running over 3 Saturdays – 30th September, 7th and 21st October 2017.

Working in steel, you will develop both a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication, as well as a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space, or volumetric and contained forms.

The course is suitable for beginners and those who have some previous experience. A maximum of 6 participants ensures a high quality of teaching and student/teacher ratio. All materials and safety equipment provided. The course takes place in the superbly-equipped metalwork shop at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

What recent participants say about the course:
“Great tutor, amazing facilities”
“Anything is possible. Joe was fantastic, he was able to facilitate everyone’s ideas. He was very skilled and encouraging”
“Productive, inventive, challenging!”
“Joe, the instructor, was patient, positive and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this course to others”.
“Inspiring, exciting, fulfilling”

For further details please visit Glasgow Sculpture Studios
To book a place, contact Agne@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

Welding in progress

Work in progress

Make a Metal Sculpture: 3-day course

15 February 2017

Bookings are now open for my forthcoming 3-day sculpture course at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, running over 3 consecutive Saturdays – 18th March, 25th March and 1st April 2017.

Working in steel, you will develop both a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication, as well as a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space, or volumetric and contained forms.

The course is suitable for beginners and those who have some previous experience. A maximum of 6 participants ensures a high quality of teaching and student/teacher ratio. All materials and safety equipment provided. The course takes place in the superbly-equipped metalwork shop at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

What participants said about the last course:
“Productive, inventive, challenging!”
“Joe, the instructor, was patient, positive and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this course to others”.
“Inspiring, tiring, enlightening”
“Inspiring, confidence-building, BOOMIN”

For further details please visit www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org
To book a place, contact Agne@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

grinding steel plate

Emma Hislop

Make a Metal Sculpture

27 November 2016

The November 2016 course is almost finished, but I will be running this creative metalwork course again in the Spring. It will take place over 3 Saturdays on 18th, 25th March and 1st April 2017.

You will be working in steel in order to develop both a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication, as well as a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space, or volumetric and contained forms.
The course takes a maximum of 6 participants to ensure a high quality of teaching and student/teacher ratio. All materials and safety equipment provided. The course takes place in the superbly-equipped metalwork shop at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

What participants say about the course:
“The course was brilliant. Joe makes complex and technical things seem simple. He manages the time well to ensure the best possible result for all students”.
“Hot, busy, fun”.
“Enjoyed that it was a relaxed atmosphere, freedom to explore equipment with assistance there when needed”.
“Inspiring, exhilarating, eye-opening”.

For further details please visit www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org
To book a place, contact linda@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

Examples of work done on the course in February 2016 –

Jim Crockert

Euan McLean

Treasure Trail Public Commission, Denny

23 November 2016

Joe has recently been commissioned to create a ‘Treasure Trail’ for the Town Centre Regeneration at Denny near Falkirk, Scotland. Once a place of immense, varied and spirited industrial activity and skill around the River Carron, Denny has suffered post-war decline like many places, but now, as part of its regeneration by Falkirk Council is having a 7.8m development including a new town square, new shops and a community library. The Treasure Trail, one of five public art commissions, will involve a number of works placed across the new development in the centre and beyond, to sites around Denny. Informed by the history and natural environment, as well as the imaginations of the people of Denny and over the bridge, neighbouring Dunipace, the sculptures are due for completion along with the new town centre development in the summer of 2017.

Forthcoming 3-day Course Metal Sculpture – Practice and Process

1 August 2016

Continuing this popular programme of public courses, I will once again be running this 3-day creative metalwork course, taking place over 3 Saturdays in September 2016: 3rd, 10th and 24th. You will be working in steel in order to develop both a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication, as well as a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space, or volumetric and contained forms.

The course takes a maximum of 6 participants to ensure a high quality of teaching and student/teacher ratio. All materials and safety equipment provided. The course takes place in the superbly-equipped metalwork shop at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

What participants say about the course:
“The course was brilliant. Joe makes complex and technical things seem simple. He manages the time well to ensure the best possible result for all students”.
“Hot, busy, fun”.
“Enjoyed that it was a relaxed atmosphere, freedom to explore equipment with assistance there when needed”.
“Inspiring, exhilarating, eye-opening”.

For further details please visit www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org
To book a place, contact linda@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

New work on show in ‘Converge 2016′, Edinburgh

3 February 2016

I have two new works that have been selected for ‘Converge 2016′, Visual Arts Scotland’s exhibition in Edinburgh.

‘Greta’s Star’ is a small copper sculpture; ‘Sleeper (Bird’s Egg)’ is larger, steel piece. These are part of an ongoing series of work, the themes of which were developed during a period of research as part of my Gottlieb Foundation Award. These abstract works take inspiration from natural and artificial forms to create new trains of thought based in memory, landscape and movement. A sense of metamorphosis is a key underlying factor.

Visual Arts Scotland is now a leading platform for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. It offers both emerging and established practitioners the opportunity to showcase their work and reach a wide audience in the heart of Edinburgh in this annual exhibition. Originally an organisation for women artists, VAS has, since the 1980’s, highlighted and promoted fine art practice alongside the applied arts and design.

‘Converge 2016’
Scottish National Gallery Academy Building, Upper Galleries
The Mound, Edinburgh
Friday 29th January – Saturday 20th February 2016; 10am-5pm daily

Visual Arts Scotland
VAS Facebook

'Greta's Star' and 'Sleeper (Bird's Egg)' with the work of Andrew Mackenzie in the background; Converge 2016, Edinburgh

New Dates – Forthcoming 3-day Creative Metalwork Course

1 December 2015

An ambitious and inspiring variety of work was created in the October Creative Metalwork Course, from Rob Welsh’s stove to Dougie Muego’s meticulous figurines and Magda Brionglos’ mask sculpture. Launching into a variety of technical and sculptural techniques, the participants, mostly new to working in metal, produced work that set a grounding for further exploration into the medium.

If you like the sound of this, why not participate in my first Creative Metalwork Course of 2016? It takes place over 3 consecutive Saturdays on 13th, 20th and 27th February 2016, from 10.30am – 4pm each day, and with a maximum of 6 places, you will receive high-quality teaching in a well-equipped workshop.

What participants say about the course:
“The course was brilliant. Joe makes complex and technical things seem simple. He manages the time well to ensure the best possible result for all students”.
“Hot, busy, fun”.
“Enjoyed that it was a relaxed atmosphere, freedom to explore equipment with assistance there when needed”.
“Inspiring, exhilarating, eye-opening”.

To book a place or for more information, please contact Glasgow Sculpture Studios on 0141-353-3708, e-mail linda@glasgowsculpturestudios.org or visit www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org

Also see the Lectures and Courses page.

Magda Brionglos

Dougie Muego

Rob Welsh

Community Metalwork Project

9 September 2015

In April this year, Joe collaborated with Row4Shore Glasgow North to create a sculpture symbolic of the St Ayles skiff, designed in kit form by Iain Oughtred and based on a type of rowing boat used for traditional coastal racing. Row4Shore are a local community group who plan to set up a charity to build one of these boats for use by young people. To build teamwork in the group, it was decided to create a metal sculpture that symbolised the project, taking inspiration from abstracted elements from the boat. Working in steel, the group learnt and honed their creative and metalworking skills alongside Joe at Glasgow Sculpture Studios metal workshop. The work took place over five two-hour weekly sessions between February and April 2015.

R4S participants with Joe Ingleby (2nd left) at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (photo: Liz Wewiora)

Second Two Day Metal Sculpture Workshop

21 January 2015

A further course at Glasgow Sculpture Studios will take place over 2 consecutive Saturdays on 21st and 28th February 2015, running from 10.30am – 4pm each day; for further details see Lectures and Courses page.

Two-Day Metal Sculpture Workshop

9 December 2014

The next course at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, now in the Whisky Bond, will take place over 2 consecutive Saturdays on 24th January and 31st January 2015, running from 10.30am – 4pm each day; for further details see Lectures and Courses page.

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