Philip Melling • philip_melling_sculpture

Philip Melling I create an eclectic range of sculpture and contemporary furniture, hand made from metals including steel, stainless steel, copper and bronze. http://www.philipmelling.co.uk/
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Coolstool - ‘Wot’s Yer Poison?’ One of a series of bespoke bar stools - made from stainless steel and hand upholstered. See more Coolstools here - http://www.philipmelling.co.uk/artworks/furniture/ #barstool #stainlesssteel #handmade #furniture #design #interiors #barfurniture #coolsstool #stool #chair #rings #shadows #sportscar #rollbar #red #interiordesign #skullandcrossbones

Coolstool - ‘Black Tie’, made from stainless steel. One of a series of bespoke bar stools, ‘Black Tie’ presents a more formal context than those with bright colours. See more Coolstools here - http://www.philipmelling.co.uk/artworks/furniture/ #barstool #stainlesssteel #handmade #furniture #design #interiors #barfurniture #coolsstool #stool #chair #rings #shadows #sportscar #rollbar #black #interiordesign

Coolstool - ‘Bloody Mary’, made from stainless steel. One of a series of bespoke bar stools I made some years ago, but the series is a definite favorite... I’m always looking for opportunities to make more furniture, or fabricate furniture for other designers #barstool #stainlesssteel #handmade #furniture #design #interiors #barfurniture #coolsstool #stool #chair #rings #shadows #viper #dodge #sportscar #rollbar #red

Coolstool - ‘Viper’, made from stainless steel. One of a series of bespoke bar stools I made some years ago, but a definite favorite... I’m always looking for opportunities to make more furniture, or fabricate furniture for other designers. #barstool #stainlesssteel #handmade #furniture #design #interiors #barfurniture #coolsstool #stool #chair #rings #shadows #viper #dodge #sportscar #rollbar

Phoenix Sculpture Finished Images of the final completed sculpture, which has been hand polished and finished with Renaissance Wax. You can see this and other figurative sculptures of creatures from mythology on my website - follow link in bio and look for 'Mythos' in the Artworks section. I’m now thinking of making a similar piece in stainless steel or bronze… #steelsculpture #sculpture #steel #energy #energyculpture #welding #metalsculpture #handmade #firesculpture #indoorsculpture #fabricated #welded #metalwork #helix #officesculpture #sculptureforhome #interiors #design #interiordesign #art #spiral #tornado #whirlwind #art #phoenix #waxfinish #phoenixsculpture #renaissancewax #commission

Phoenix Sculpture My latest commission was for a sculpture of a Phoenix, to be made using the concept of my ‘Pyre’ sculptures - using sections of curved metal bars that rise up from fire and then form the figurative shape. See how the sculpture develops from the initial sketch to completion, more pictures to follow… #steelsculpture #sculpture #steel #energy #energyculpture #welding #metalsculpture #handmade #firesculpture #indoorsculpture #fabricated #welded #metalwork #helix #officesculpture #sculptureforhome #interiors #design #interiordesign #art #spiral #tornado #whirlwind #art #phoenix #waxfinish #phoenixsculpture #renaissancewax #commission #sketch

‘Basilisk XIII’ exhibited for Thurrock At Trail I have just installed this ‘Basilisk’ sculpture at The Bell Inn, Horndon on the Hill in Essex. The sculpture will be exhibited in their sculpture garden as part of Thurrock Art Trail, along with works by artists Jolanta Jagiello, Rowena Wright and Jack Browning. This piece has a heavy and aged descriptive in it's form and weathered surface, that reflects the concept of a once molten earth solidifying in layers over the eons. The sculpture is free standing and measures H 75 x W 143 x D 30cm, not including the stone slab base. The Bell Inn - High Rd, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 8LD OPENING TIMES 11-11PM MONDAY-SATURDAY, 12-10.30PM SUNDAY SATURDAY 15TH - SUNDAY 30TH JULY ‘Basilisk XIII’ is available while exhibited at an exclusive price as The Bell Inn have kindly waived any commission. #sculpture #gardensculpture #steel #rust #outdoor #fabricated #welded #metalwork #forged #garden #mythology #melling #basilisk #ironwork #art #metal #metalart #thurrockarttrail #essex #thebellinn

Just love getting deliveries of new paint, almost a shame to use them! This lot from Graff City is gonna be used for mural workshops at Tilbury youth club over the next month. #graffiti #communityart #youthclub #tilbury #graffcityshipment #artworkshops

Loop XX - Bronze sculpture finished The sculpture is now complete - all rings welded together and the bronze carefully polished and sealed with Renaissance Wax. Delivering now to Fine Art Consultancy who will be showing it at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. Find my work at stand I10. #bronzesculpture #sculpture #bronze #firesculpture #energy #energyculpture #welding #polishedmetal #metalsculpture #handmade #fire #fireandwind #tablesculpture #indoorsculpture #fabricated #welded #metalwork #fineartconsultancy #renaissancewax #waxfinish #officesculpture #sculptureforhome #interiors #design #interiordesign #art #patination #patina #aff #affordableartfair

Loop XX - Bronze sculpture Forming these bronze bars into circles to make a new Loop sculpture for the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead this week. My sculptures will be shown by Fine Art Consultancy in Stand I10. #bronzesculpture #sculpture #bronze #energy #energyculpture #welding #polishedmetal #metalsculpture #handmade #tablesculpture #fineart #fineartconsultancy #aff #affordableartfair #hampstead #weldedart #design #interiordesign #renaissancewax #patina

A time consuming paint job - completed! Here are pics of the finished sculpture 'Djinn XII'. A Djinn is a spirit of air and fire, the concept for this piece is accentuated by the colours, which were inspired by those used on racing cars such as the Shelby Cobra. Follow the link on my bio to see more sculptures... #paint #sculpture #art #metal #steel #metalwork #welding #powdercoating #racinggreen #racingstripes #tornado #djinn #interiors #paintedsculpture #colouredmetal #whirlwind #shelbycobra #racingcar #genie

A time consuming paint job (part 3) - Removing the masking tape to reveal the white underneath, pretty pleased but some areas aren't perfect so still some work to do on the small details... #paint #sculpture #art #metal #steel #metalwork #welding #powdercoating #racinggreen #racingstripes #tornado #djinn #interiors #paintedsculpture #colouredmetal #whirlwind #racingcar

The time consuming paint job continues - after all that masking off, the racing green wet coat is sprayed on. Really tricky to get into all those tight areas, see the results tomorrow... #paint #sculpture #art #metal #steel #metalwork #welding #powdercoating #racinggreen #racingstripes #tornado #djinn #interiors #paintedsculpture #colouredmetal #whirlwind

A time consuming paint job - Inspired by a photo of an old racing car I decided I wanted my latest 'Djinn' sculpture to be a composition of white and racing green elements. This is the 'masking off' stage - covering over the initial white powder-coat in preparation for a green wet spray overcoat. The masking took 4 hours - see the next stage tomorrow...

Exhibition is tonight! Come along for free drinks and art (but not free art obviously).🍾🍢🍷🗿🔖

Exhibition is tonight! Come along for free drinks and art (but not free art obviously).🍾🍢🍷🗿🔖

Sculptures showing this week in London These ‘Elements’ sculptures, along with a number of other pieces will be showing this week in Luminaire Arts ‘Making an Impact’ exhibition. My work will be showing along side 4 other very talented artists. Private View will be held this Thursday March 2nd at their Belgravia showroom, London. 6pm - 8.30pm. 19 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7HT RSVP to: ellie @luminairearts.co.uk Other opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Weekend by appointment - 0207 101 5070 #steelsculpture #sculpture #steel #energy #energyculpture #welding #metalsculpture #handmade #wallsculpture #indoorsculpture #fabricated #welded #metalwork #Luminairearts #officesculpture #sculptureforhome #interiors #design #interiordesign #art #colouredmetal #waves #paintedsculpture

Spiralling Djinn Whilst working on this ‘Djinn’ sculpture I cut it into two halves to get to the inside. I think it looks great this way, so will be developing the idea and creating a new sculpture with this form. I love how artworks develop over time - and often through ‘accidents’ such as this… See more ‘Djinn’ sculptures on my website via the link on my profile. #steelsculpture #sculpture #steel #energy #energyculpture #welding #metalsculpture #handmade #firesculpture #indoorsculpture #fabricated #welded #metalwork #helix #officesculpture #sculptureforhome #interiors #design #interiordesign #art #spiral #tornado #whirlwind