News from Neil
Announcement from Neil Eyre / Neil Eyre Designs.
We had mentioned an announcement coming and now that everything is in place we are pleased to announce that Eyre Designs will be adding several independent artists to our line with the goal of providing a range of Limited Edition figurines that we hope will have collectors buzzing again in the marketplace.
As many of you know Neil took on a position last year that allowed him to further his skills in the sculpting world both personally and professionally. He has met many great sculptors along the way and some of his works are now displayed in the most high line shops and homes in the world. He will continue this venture in 2019 as an independent artist. The opportunities that have been afforded to him are simply amazing and we are so very grateful.
Eyre Designs will always be Neil’s baby but, as in life, babies grow. Neil started his lines in 2002 when he first came over to USA. We have built a line with integrity and his own style that everyone has come to enjoy. This will not change. Neil is very proud of what he has created with Eyre Designs over the last 17 years and is now going to share that pride with other independent artists.
We want to be very clear to everyone; this new adventure is NOT Neil stepping aside from what he does or sculpting for Eyre Designs, that will never happen. In fact, Neil will be working even harder and side-by-side with several independent artists. Each artist will remain independent and work under the direction of Neil for each piece; they will also be provided with your feedback as collectors and interact with you through our Facebook page. In fact your input has started already; recently, on our Facebook page, you were asked what you would like to see come into the line.
This venture is us bringing in some of the most talented artists in the USA and abroad to share their designs with us all. Each artist brings to Eyre Designs their own unique style and design and we are very excited to embrace them. You will see quirky, fun loving, nature at its best and fine art. There will be figurines, boxes, items for the home as well as items for the heart. The artists selected on this venture are very talented and we are honored to have them join us.
Neil will not compromise on quality or the hand finishing in our studio. We will maintain our collectible Editions 50 or less. We will also expand our gift line of pieces which will also be signed and numbered but open editions. Our online events will now include not only Neil’s work but the work of others that are joining us forming this amazingly talented team.
While the artists will sculpt offsite, all pieces done by Neil or any other independent artist will be molded, cast and hand finished by Neil in his studio. All pieces will continue to be signed and numbered by Neil as he will be hand finishing every piece and they will carry the Neil Eyre / Eyre Designs name.
It is our hope, in the near future, to hold an event where collectors can meet the artists, have pieces signed and celebrate the artwork these amazing artists are creating. The thought of having a collectible gathering event again is so very exciting! Who knows, maybe there will even be another gathering here on Long Island.
In the coming days the artists will be announced and current models in progress will be shared with everyone on our website as well as via email and our Facebook page. A few sneak peaks of models in progress have already been shared on our Facebook page and we look forward to introducing you to the artists who are already hard at work on models. If you have yet to visit our Facebook page here is the link https://www.facebook.com/eyredesigns
In the meantime, we hope you will embrace this venture with us and share in the excitement of what this can bring back to the collectible world.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us. In the end this is not about us, it is about being able to share the works of others in hopes that they will be welcomed into the collectible world just as Neil was.
Thank you all so very much.
Neil and Bernadette Eyre
We are so excited..... The above is our very first Digital model by John, a 3D graphic designer that joined our team back in February. While this will never replace what Neil or our other artists can do by hand in clay, it is super amazing!
The process is very very similar as you start with nothing, I guess you could say a virtual lump of clay, using tools and brushes building your sculpture and we just had to give it a go.... After a week which is similar to standard piece sculpting depending on detail and design.
The model is complete as shown above in the final digital model file is sent on for 3D printing.
We expect the final printed model to arrive next week as it will take about 38 working hours to print. They then send it on for Neil to clean up, mold, cast and finish.
This opens Neil into a whole new world of pieces, imagine the level of detail ! Then imagine Neil's finish to each part! It is truly amazing.
We hope you all will share in the excitement. We also look forward to showing Neil's first 3D model creation in the near future!
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