My creations derive from a fascination with wire and the forms that can be achieved with a piece of single wire.
Having completed my studies in Jewellery and Metalsmithing back in 1991 at Epsom School of Art and Design, I have over time explored this making small pieces created as unique gifts to the exquisite larger sculptures I now create.
The inspiration for my work comes from flora and fauna in my garden and local neighbourhood on the rural Norfolk/Suffolk border. I am lucky enough to be able to sit and observe wildlife behaviour in my garden, and short, ambling dog walks in the neighbourhood allow me to find floral subjects in gardens and hedgerows and more wildlife around the fields.
I make each piece individually by hand, using steel wire mesh of various sizes. Some pieces have contrasting wire added to enhance detail where needed. The mesh is manipulated by hand to form a hollow shape of the subject, then attention is given to the anatomy and to the structure of the subject and/or pose. Such as adding stamens and pistils to open flowers; animals features such as their feet/paws, are studied to reflect integrity, give support and movement; or on close view a vase of flowers reveals a water level line. These details, although they cannot always be clearly seen on the initial view, are essential and give me the chance to enjoy hearing people's reactions when they are discovered.
2022 has given me the opportunity to explore the ideas in my head, so I have produced a range of fully functional garden furniture made using chicken wire! For these pieces I used layers of the wire to give an upholstered fabric effect and button detailing. These have been shown across East Anglia on Sculpture Trails and have been received very well with amazement and intrigue. So should you attend a Trail and you see a comfortable looking wire chair, please do sit and enjoy!
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CURRENTLY SHOWING AT...
Artworks Annual Exhibition
A comprehensive range of my work is on display from 24 Sept to 09 Oct 2022. Blackthorpe Barns, IP30 9HZ
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