Alison Payne & Antony Halls
Original Resin Creations
Alison and Antony work with synthetic casting resins, to produce individually handmade original resin creations – a diverse range of both wearable jewellery and collectable ornamental items, featuring animals, flowers and contemporary designs.
They also offer a commission service. Their creativeness is born from a collaboration of skills. Alison originally worked with textiles, joining the Guild in 1988 creating beautiful applique designs that adorned many items. She made the decision to change craft after meeting Antony in 1992. He has sculpted and painted all his working life, with a background in porcelain, learning every aspect of production process. He switched materials in 1990, from porcelain to resin.
With Alison’s understanding of shape and colour and Antony’s knowledge of mould making and casting, they successfully started designing and producing the original resin creations you see today. Antony specialises in sculpting highly detailed original designs in modelling wax from which they make a mould, and cast each piece in highly durable resin. Each piece is then fettled and hand painted to give a detailed finish. There are many different types of casting resin and the nature of the piece in hand, depends on which type of resin is used.
“Resins used within our work are synthetic materials that rely on a chemical reaction in order for them to cure. It is a precise action, based on a percentage mix weight/ratio or volume, regarding the type of resin and catalyst used.”
There are no boundaries with designing the next idea!
Alison is currently the General Secretary for the Guild, organising all aspects of the continued successful running of the group’s membership and events. Please contact Alison if you have an enquiry about the Guild.
Linksway, Tillington Common,
Tillington, Herefordshire. HR4 8LW
Tel: 01432 769543
Mob: 07971 577845