My Final Assemblage? – ‘Ahead of the Game’ #4


Back to my Roots

The winter is over, Spring finally here and big changes happening in the Cadle Studio. After much soul-searching and deliberation, I have decided to discontinue my adventure into assemblage making and return to my core interest in photography.

The studio is now being purged of all assemblage artefacts and room is being made for a new mini-studio where amongst other new projects further creations will be made in my Tiny People Series.  There will be major changes online with the South Devon Photo Library and limited edition print sales being subsumed into my main website.

So, lots of work to do to get it all up and running quickly and smoothly but clearing the decks for a new photographic start feels very refreshing and with the sun shining brightly all day today it gives me added enthusiasm for the challenge ahead.

The Last Assemblage?

Mastermind of all indoor games, this chap knows all the rules, stored in his vault and very large brain! ‘Ahead of the Game’ #4 is likely to be the last assemblage and is beautifully housed in a heavy glass dome with a matching red base. The handmade ‘vault’ is supported on four upturned chess pieces for feet and displays definitions of Roulette, Bezique, Chess and Poker around the side panels which are made using original pages from a 1914 dictionary.



The collar is made from 10 counters from a 1930s French Lotto game above 15 dominoes. The head with turn 360 degrees in either direction so it can face out over any of the four sides or corners.


This piece is also available without the glass dome and base



Signed on the underside


‘Ahead of the game’ #4 is now available directly from my website by clicking on any of the above images. Please email me for shipping prices outside of the UK.






About Colin Cadle

I trained as a pilot at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell flying jets and qualified as a captain on Wessex search and rescue helicopters in the Gulf. However, my professional future was destined to be firmly back on the ground... In 1976 a chance introduction to Julie Andrews' husband film producer Blake Edwards really kicked off my interest in photography after he invited me onto the set of the Peter Sellers' now classic film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' at Shepperton Studios. Stills photographer David Farrell further fired my enthusiasm when, during a break in filming, I was offered a short photo shoot with leading fashion model and 'Bond girl' actress Maud Adams. From that moment on art and photography have always played a major part in my life. I now live in the beautiful southwest corner of England with​ my designer and photo-stylist wife Jan. Following a serious illness in 2016 we were forced to leave commercial photography behind us but this now allows me to concentrate solely on creating art from my studio in Devon

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