Monday, 31 December 2012

Two hungry dogs

 One of these dogs may form part of the cat and dog combo which is destined to go in the window of a vet's supplies shop soon.
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Detail of one of the dogs

 Close up view shows that I've used a shutter hinge, two balljoints from a harvester, and some ox shoes.
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Two swifts

 This pair look similar at first glance, but one has pliers for it's tail, the other incorporates a pair of poultry shears.
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Mother Hen

 A bit larger than my usual hens, this one was produced to go with one of my largest roosters
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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Starting Point

 I'm not sure what this piece of scrap came from, but when I found it I knew it would make a good starting point for a crocodile sculpture, so I set to work...
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Crazy Croc

There we have it: the crocodile measures 2.5metres from nose to tail, and uses plough shears and rotovator blades in the body, plus bike  chains and mowing machine cutters in the tail.
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Friday, 5 October 2012


The finial from an old newel post was the starting point for this spider
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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rusty Tuna

A Rusty Tuna is a cocktail using Jack Daniels and Beer amongst other ingredients; this Rusty Tuna has a mix of parts from an old grass cutter and a small cultivator. It was created for someone who wanted a fish sculpture, but the funny thing is I can't remember who it was that asked for it!
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

A new rooster

 I make more roosters than anything else, and this one is one of the few that have been produced without using an axe for it's neck; half a spring tyne from a harrow has done the job instead.
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Little Nut Tree

I suspect that the humour here will be lost on my French friends, but this tree is festooned with 'nuts' or ecrou.
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Rooster and Snake

My response to a request for a contemporary rooster with a bit of drama.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

New Season's Vulture

 My vultures always sell well, so I've created a new one; I couldn't find a sink trap for the neck, so I have used the ironwork from an ox yoke instead.
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A pickaxe and small pair of garden shears are the main parts of this swift.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2012


An attempt to keep things simple. The legs are old blacksmith tools, the bodies are harrow tines, and as you can see, the heads are pitchforks. The taller antelope stands just over a metre high.
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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunset Seagull

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Mounted on the rim of a cartwheel, this gull uses two very large scythe blades and measures two metres from the ground to the wingtip.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Ox and Plough

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This sculpture was an effort to use all the heavy pieces of scrap from a recent barn clearance. The yoke, harness and plough are all original, and most of the Ox has been created from plough parts, with the exception of the head which first saw service as the differential case from a tractor. I intend to keep the rusty finish, and the sculpture will be used as the centrepiece of an exhibition next summer.