Wednesday, 2 March 2011

It's like David and Goliath for any small craftsman who has just his independent ideas and wants to bring those into the light

Good Evening readers!
Tonight i find myself blogging about a craftsman who has one heck of a talent. As you've noticed there's quite a few women that dominate the Fae World (and that's no bad thing i might add), the men are there but have habits that remind me of the wise men from years gone by, you see there work but never in person. Its taken a while for this FaeMan to come forward and I'm so glad he has, he's brought something new and fresh which i think is a must amongst the fairy dust and glitter, the stronger more masculin side helps to bring an even balance which is good and always needed, you can't have to much of one thing ying and yang work very well.

Last year was the first time that myself and the Mr actually spoke to the Craftsman in question. He and Lee seemed to chat like long old friends continuing from where they left off. and since then there bond has become greater, as they share the same thoughts about creating things, they seem to help each other.

So I'd like to talk to you about James Ewing!
James has invested alot of time and dedication in learning how to bring out his talents full potential. From working in a blacksmiths to gaining experience in architectural antiques. He also spent 5years in higher education, where 3 were spent doing design craft. So its safe to say that he knows what he's doing and it sure as hell shows in his work.

Last year while at a friends house he showed me one of his creations and i was blown away! he presented me with a replica of the Snitch from Harry Potter!, the detail on it was amazing!, i stood for a while just taking it all in, i was half expecting to press a hiden pressure botton and for a set a of wings to pop out,to my dissapointment it didn't happen. In October 2010 James showed the Fae Community just what he could do, after months welding and making things perfect he showed off The Radhost complector.

The RadHost complector ^

"The Radhost Complector shows its bearer the way to other world realms and planes of existence. Etched inside you will find many dead ends and oubliettes tempting you to stray from the paths that lead to Avalon, Atlantis, Asgard, Midgard, Helheim and tir Na Nog, home to the Fae folk and to the Cormon. But most important of all, you will find the path home."


From a mystical compass of sorts to a complete Ancient Samurai suit of armour, its safe to say that he's not a one trick poney. Like Armorel, James has helped make props for indepent films, infact they had worked together on set with The Chagford Filmmaking Group. One of the items James made was the Castle Key (as seen in bottom left picture).
I can't wait to see what his next project is, from what i've seen so far i know its going to be good.









As always please take a few moments to head on over to his website and have look for yourself : www.theewingworkshop.com

Till next time :)

2 comments:

  1. wow, nice post Sharon. James's work rightly deserves this kind of appreciation. Luckily his talent is equal to his originality, which is no mean feat!

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