Finding Sculpture

Sharing some of my inspiration...


I enjoyed a really fun trip to the beach last weekend. After a lazy day in the dunes, by the early evening the lively beach had nearly emptied and we took our time finding strange and unusual rocks to show to each other.


The geology class I finished this year gave me a deeper appreciation for them, but I will still have to do some homework on the things I found. Here's a selection of these wonderfully weathered formations.

jade mellor rock inspiration sliced out.JPG
jade mellor rock inspiration red slice.JPG
jade mellor rock inspiration craggy.JPG
jade mellor rocky inspiration iron lump.JPG
jade mellor rocky inspiration red rock.JPG
jade mellor rocky inspiratoon black and white fragments.JPG
jade mellor rocky inspiration grumpy nodule.JPG
jade mellor rocky inspiration henry rock.JPG

If you have your own specimens you would like to know more about, Manchester Museum has lots of events where you can learn more from their experts. Here are some dates for things coming up...


How to identify a meteorite Wednesday the 21st August 2-3pm

Meteorites grab our attentions like nothing else. Join us to see fantastic examples from the collection and discover how to identify if your rock is from outer space.

Spaces are very limited so please email to book your place.

Rock Drop - drop-in Geology Identification sessions
Our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe, will be in the Collections Study Centre on the dates below to answer your questions and identify your rocks and fossils.

Come along on:
Thursday 18 July 2013, 2-3pm
Thursday 22 August 2013, 2-3pm
Thursday 26 September, 2-3pm
Thursday 24 October, 2-3pm
Thursday 28 November, 2-3pm
Thursday 12 December, 2-3pm