Posts Tagged ‘Animal sculpture’

Fabulous metal garden sculpture by Andrew Kay

0 Written by Lisa on 30th Aug 2013 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Heron by lake by Andrew Kay sculpture

I was looking through the latest edition of the Garden Design Journal last week and came across the work of Andrew Kay who hand crafts the most amazing metal animal sculptures.

Stag in the snow by Andrew Kay Sculpture

Based in Cumbria, Andrew takes the inspiration for his life-size sculptures from his surroundings. This wonderful majestic stag looks very dramatic against the moody sky.

Stag on moor by Andrew Kay Sculpture

And I love this herd of deer, absolutely perfect for the setting…

Herd of deer on moor by Andrew Kay sculpture

Herd of deer by Andrew Kay Sculpture

When Andrew works on a new commission he starts with a life-size sketch of the subject and then models each element of the sculpture based on this initial drawing.  There’s a fabulous film showing the making of the stag which I urge you to take a look at.  You’ll also find some more pictures of his work there too.

Howgills Stallion sculpture by Andrew Kay

Fox on moor by Andrew Kay Sculpture

I love the simplicity of Andrew’s work – he manages to capture the creature’s personality with the fewest of lines.

Startled wild board sculpture by Andrew Kay

Andrew has been commissioned by private and commercial clients such as English Heritage and the National Trust and has supplied his sculptures across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Hind on moor sculpture by Andrew Kay

Hind in Woodland courtesy of  M. Southworth Esq

If you’re going to be in Yorkshire over the coming months, you might be interested to know that Andrew is exhibiting his work at various National Trust properties between now and the end of February next year.

These are Goddards (14th August – 20th October 2013), Treasurers House in York (26th October -3rd November) and  Beningborough Hall & Gardens (9th November 2013 – 23rd February 2014).


(Images: Andrew Kay)

James Doran-Webb at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

1 Written by Lisa on 29th May 2013 in Inspiration

Lion in tree at Chelsea 2013 James Doran Webb

I featured James  Doran-Webb’s work following last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and it was great to chat to him again this year. Read more

Wire garden sculpture by Rupert Till

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Nov 2012 in Inspiration

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Amazing driftwood sculptures by James Doran Webb

6 Written by Lisa on 15th Jun 2012 in Inspiration

I’m sure you know by now just how much I love going to the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s not only for the show gardens and floral exhibits.  It’s great to see what else is new; products, furniture, water features, garden accessories, and I especially love to take time to see the garden art and sculpture. Read more

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