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©2019 by Melka Sculpture, York, UK

I'm running a two-day clay portrait sculpture course at York Art & Crafts in Copmanthorpe. The course is suitable for all ability levels and you'll learn how to model a full-size clay portrait from an armature to a finished head, working from a life model in the studio. For more information and to book your place, please visit

Portrait  Sculpture Course, York Art & Crafts 7-8 November 2019

I have donated a commission for a portrait in bronze to the auction held on the Yorkshire Charity Clay Days at Duncombe Park in Helmsley. The auction raises much-needed funds for various Yorkshire charities including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Variety, the children's charity that transforms the lives of disabled sick and disadvantaged children. I will also be exhibiting my work at the event.

Yorkshire Charity Clay Days, Duncombe Park 13, 14 May 2019

Hosted by Vice Patron, Lord Snowdon, QEST’s Annual Fundraising Dinner celebrates British Craftsmanship in the magnificent surroundings of the V&A. It took place on 13th March and my donated sculpture masterclass raised £1,000 for QEST in the live & silent auction.

QEST Annual Fundraising Dinner V&A Museum, 13 March 2019

I'm thrilled to announce that my portrait of Kirby Howell-Baptiste has been selected for the Society of Portrait Sculptors' FACE 2019 exhibition taking place at La Galleria Pall Mall in London 3-8 June. This Open Exhibition is the only forum for contemporary portrait sculpture in this country and consists of about 70 sculptures of which approximately one third is chosen from open submission from non-members worldwide.

FACE2019, 3-8 June 2019

I'm taking part in York Open Studios for the first time this year. York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit selected artists’ studios and exhibitions. My studio will be open from 10am - 5pm. For more information visit

York Open Studios 6, 7 and 13, 14 April 2019