Monday, 28 February 2011


A recent life-size wild boar sculpture created from a wide variety of old agricultural implements and filled with the largest pinecones that I could find.
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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Heron and Nest

This is really two sculptures placed together; The last time I made a set like this, someone bought just the nest and I sold the heron to another customer some time later. This set has been created for a local exhibition and may well stay together when it is sold. Ironically, the nest was about twice as much work to make as the heron. in this example, the eggs are boules, but I have used white pebbles in the past, and blown goose eggs would be suitable too.
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Tuesday, 8 February 2011


A photo of a Foal; just for once I have tried to show how it evolved in the next four posts, using whatever I had lying around.
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The start of my Foal sculpture

People keep giving me old agricultural implements so that I can use the parts for my sculptures, and these horsedrawn ploughs were no exception. For an experiment, I decided to make something with them, taking photos as I worked, so here goes...
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Foal under construction

Four plough handles have been used to form the legs of a foal; it's useful here to have a variety of ploughs to work with so that the legs don't all look the same, although one of them had to be extended using a hammerhead, as it wasn't long enough!
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Foal, two thirds done

In this photo you can see that I have used one of the ploughshears and a couple of rakes in the body of the foal; Not so visible is a shovel as the animal's buttocks.
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Foal complete

The finished foal sculpture stands 1m70cm high; since I started taking photos of the construction, I decided to complete it with it's head turned to the left, i.e. away from the camera, but you get the idea! February 2011.
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