Wednesday, 19 July 2017

STORY IN STONE - OUR FIRST ROLL OUT

OLIVER COMPLETES THE SETTING OF THE FIRST FOUR MOSAICS FOR SANDY POTTON AND BIGGLESWADE



MONDAY AFTERNOON INSTALLING THE POTTON MOSAIC WITH LORENZO


POTTON SCHOOL CHILDREN UNVEIL OUR COLLABORATIVE WORK
(They made the four manors quarter)

BIGGLESWADE'S FIRST MOSAIC IN THE MARKET SQUARE


SANDY'S ROMAN ORIGINS MOSAIC


IN THE GARDEN OF THE SOON TO OPEN WETHERSPOONS PUB
BIGGLESWADE, THE INNS MOSAIC


THE PUBLIC ADMIRING THE FIRST POTTON MOSAIC


OTHER RECENT WORKS

Leavers Legacy Mosaic made by pupils of Russell House School, Otford, Kent


Mosaic Floor made by pupils of Ticehurst and Flimwell Primary School
Floor of telephone box, now a defib unit


And finally a portrait of Sgt. Reginald Incledon due to be installed in Bristol shortly



Saturday, 6 May 2017

NEW WORK FROM BUDD STUDIO

UPDATE ON ALL THE LATEST WORKS FROM THE 
BUDD STUDIO


STORY IN STONE - BIGGLESWADE, POTTON AND SANDY MOSAIC TRAIL

The mosaics are coming on apace with Carolyn Blake's workshops proving a great success in Bedfordshire and our work here at the studio creating sections to match-in to the finished works.  We have our first roll-out later this month with panels for all three towns.  These are the first of three phases up to Spring 2018 and completion of the Mosaic Trail.

Below are half of the first panel for Potton and part of the first panel for Biggleswade (Sandy's first panel can be viewed on previous blogs)



WESTERHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEDALLION

Back in the 1970's my father, Kenneth Budd, designed and produced a medallion for the chairman of Westerham Parish Council (my Kentish birth town!!) in the interim years the Council has become a "Town" Council and I have just returned a revised medallion to reflect that change.  This just requires some extra embellishments from a jeweller before it can be presented to the Chairman. 


Meanwhile, near Westerham in......HURST GREEN, SURREY

We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the unveiling of the Creative Community Mosaic on the front of the local Community Hall.  This 4 metre long work has been created by the Creative Community group and is part of an ongoing series of works including tidying up the environs and creating other artworks to enhance the area.


Detail of mosaic bee below


Me and my dear Ma at the opening!!!



Over in Clifton, Bristol......

WORK HAS BEGUN ON A PORTRAIT OF Sgt. REGINALD INCLEDON

This is the third portrait panel I have made for a client who is celebrating his past relatives on buildings he owns in the wonderful Clifton area of Bristol.  This photograph shows its current production stage, background is being applied as we speak.  The full design can be seen to the right of the mosaic portrait.



Another panel for Seasalt!.......

HORSHAM SEASALT SHOP PANEL INSTALLED!!!

Our latest Seasalt panel was installed mid-April in Horsham Surrey.  Next one due this coming week for the Mumbles in Wales!


Finally.........

LAST SUNDAY WE INSTALLED THE MORGAN CAR PANEL

In Reece Mews off High Street Kensington.  We had our high scaffolding and my son Tom and his old friend Mike, both young and agile, thankfully, as it was a bit of a sweat hauling a 2 X 1.5m mosaic panel up almost 20 feet to affix to the wall.  Thankfully the weather was kind and the job went well.  A very satisfactory commission and looked great, especially from certain angles where the iridescent mosaic did it's very sparkly thing!!.. I love this job!



  

 

Friday, 14 April 2017

MORGAN MOSAIC COMPLETED

MOSAIC PANEL FOR JOHN STAPLETON DUE FOR INSTALLATION 


The Morgan mosaic is now completed and due for installation at the end  of April.

Enjoy!!



Here are some details:






Monday, 13 February 2017

STORY IN STONE - BEDFORDSHIRE MOSAIC TRAIL


STORY IN STONE - BEDFORDSHIRE MOSAIC TRAIL


Work is well underway with the mosaics for the towns of Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade.

Whilst I am making sections in my studio artist Carolyn Blake is working with many community groups in the three towns, from schools to residential homes, creating elements of the mosaics that will fit into my work culminating in a fabulous series of mosaics that will link together and tell the histories of the three towns.

Below is the first panel for Sandy illustrating the largest Roman sculpture discovered in the region and coins discovered of a pre-Roman era.  Also a depiction of a Roman hunting dog brooch from the 2nd century AD.




Above can be seen William Peel's VC (one of the first to be awarded and with a rare yellow ribbon) below is Peel's house, now visitor centre for the RSPB.  Both these roundels will be incorporated into the Peel mosaic panel for Sandy.


A woodpecker flies between two roundels (to be made by community groups) for 
Sandy Panel No:1