Saturday, 7 December 2013


Created at the request of a local couple who plan to move from France back to Austrailia soon. I have used a selection of old agricultural parts including a scythe and plough shear. The hanging 'feathers' started life as a metal curtain to exclude flies from a house; very Austrailian!
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Monday, 28 October 2013

Deux 'Grands Ducs'

 When a french guy asked me to make a life-size 'Grand Duc' for him I began researching the kind of clothes that would be worn at the right era in history...luckily one of my other french clients told me that a Grand Duc is a nickname for an Eagle Owl, so I was back in my comfort zone.
The one on the right is on it's way to Holland, the other is here in France
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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Penny farthing

 Deviating from the usual animal subjects, this vintage-style bicycle was created at the request of a dutch guy who has a collection of my sculptures.
The only original bike part is the leather saddle, the wheels came from farm machinery, while the front forks are the handles from tree-pruning secateurs and the pedals are old brake pads from a Renault Clio
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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Jaure Lizard

 Another lizard, this one was for someone who took a shine to the first example. It is climbing on a low log, and I have used a selection of chainsaw and motorcycle chains plus a plough blade to bulk up the body.
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lil' Birdie

 They don't come much simpler than this! Yep, it's a hammerhead mounted on an old root, but in my defence, I had to find the root, pressurewash it, treat it and fix it to a steel base.
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Monday, 16 September 2013


I hadn't planned to make a Kookaburra, but saw some on a trip to Austrailia, so had to have one for our garden here in France. You can see many of the usual components just assembled in a diferent way; a longer beak would make it into a woodpecker, longer still might make it a kingfisher!
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Antillies Lizard

 This was a commission to be a reminder of the lizards that are found on the Carribean islands. I have used a selection of garden tools along with the runners from a a sliding garage door (for the vertibrae). The lizard is climbing a tree trunk which is supported by the castiron winding wheel from a well.
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Lizard detail

Front view of the lizard above
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Friday, 24 May 2013

Random Bird

Somehow as soon as I have finished making a sculpture our cat has to 'own' it. How the cat figured that the bird might make a good place to sit, I'm not sure, but in case you were wondering the bird's tail
is an axe head
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Farmyard Goose

 This was a commission for  a french couple who retired to the Perigord which is famous for the production of geese. The goose is twice life-size and uses four shovels, two plough shears and a motorbike silencer in its construction.
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Sunday, 5 May 2013


 From the tall to the short! These chicks were created to go with a mother hen. Their bodies are metal boules, and the chicks simply push into the turf.
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Taller Dancing Crane

 This is the third dancing crane, rather taller than the last couple at 2m 30cm high. I used thinner and rather more flexible leg metal in an effort to get the sculpture to bounce about in a breeze, so emulating the dance of the real crane. Just need a bit of breeze to see if it works!
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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Dancing Crane

 This sculpture was a project to use a whole bucket load of mower blades that had somehow become overlooked in a dark corner of my barn. The head and neck are a simple handle from a horsedrawn plough, and although quite tall and heavy the sculpture stands up thanks to metal spikes under the feet which simply push down into the lawn.
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Woolly Sheep

Here is a lifesize sheep created from the main frame of an old plough, a couple of hoes, mower blade and matress spring.This one now lives in Switzerland.
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Wednesday, 9 January 2013


 It sems that around here dogs are like busses; you wait for ages for one, and then three turn up at once! For the photo I have used a white sheet behind this one to help show up the components in its construction.
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Angry Cat

 This cat was part of an extensive commission which includes two deer, three roosters and a dog. The cat was to 'stand agressively' above the dog.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Cat's face detail

 Close up you can see another pair of ox shoes and two harvester blades.
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