Monday, June 7, 2010

Sculpture and Easels

When working with bas relief, you are always looking for a decent easel. You want to be able to work on the clay or carving upright, but store the clay flat, so that the water in the wrapping rags doesn't run off. 

I found this easel by the side of the road. From the circular hole in it, I guess it was for quilting or some sort of needlework. I installed a solid flat background board and a strong lip board and voila, a relief easel that has three angles for working. It's great for medium to small work.

It folds flat for easy storage. I put in the eyebolts and bungee cord so that it hooks and stays folded when I'm putting it away.  There's no identifying maker's mark. It would work for canvases too.
If you're interested, contact me and I can give you the dimensions.


Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Nice Find, Patrick!

Anonymous said...

Actually, that table looks to have been originally designed as an animation desk, the hole in the center is where you insert a 16 1/2" animation disc and light it from behind. I would kill to find things like this by the side of the road!

Patrick Gracewood said...

I'll send you the dimensions if you like....