"I am also a sculptor of soapstone for relaxation and have had exhibitions of my artwork. I have sold quite a few pieces. I really don’t have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists. I have done over three hundred sculptures, over the last five years." (JCB in 2000, For Mother's Sake)
[See photos of the exhibition held over the end of October 2015 to mark the 7th anniversary of Jimmy's death on November 1st 2008 - Visit The Galerie: exhibition]
Jimmy fashioned all his pieces by hand, from blocks of soapstone using handsaws, files, sandpaper and polishing cloths. Even the smaller pieces - broaches and pendants - could take a number of hours to fashion.
Broaches & Pendants
Jimmy would display his broaches and pendants for sale at gigs alongside his music & DVDs. Many have an Indian theme. We have very few of these left - you can choose one for free when you buy 4 CDs from The Record Store
Jimmy also created larger sculptures - some purely ornamental, some with a functional use - such as a bowl - and a number of complex examples consist of more than one piece of sculpting.
[If you own a piece of sculpture by Jimmy that is not shown herein, I would like to hear from you so it can be added to the 'Private Hands' galleries.]
L.G. Monika Black
A Note on the cataloguing:
Jimmy seldom named any of his sculptures. However, to help you search the Galleries, or visualize the ornamental sculptures, they have been catalogued using a descriptive name rather than just the uninformative catalogue number.
[Photos: Jimmy busy working a piece of sculpture; raw stone cut by Jimmy from unformed block; front page of photo album, 1997 Exhibition, Bad Boll, Germany]