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Welcome to CopperCreatures – still working during lock-down

It’s great to see the beginnings of a return to normality. Gardens and galleries have hopes of being to open soon, and I am working with several to prepare exhibitions – see my EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS page for details – although, of course, everything is still subject to change if the Government sees it as necessary, and we are all conscious of the need to stay safe.

In the workshop I have been making woodpeckers and water-lily bird-baths, rabbits, ducks and ducklings, and one new piece, originally as a commission: a pearl-bearing clam-shell, either open or with a raised lid. (I know that pearls really grow in oysters, not clams, but oysters are ugly shapes.) Do you have a pearl anniversary coming up? Or could you see this on your window-sill at home, catching the sunlight? The Dictionary of Symbolism tells me “The pearl is a symbol of perfection and incorruptibility; it is a symbol of long life and fertility, and because of its lustre it is often considered a moon symbol. Buried within the shell, the pearl represents hidden knowledge, and it is highly feminine.”

Do take a browse in the main gallery for your perfect gift – I’m always happy to accept commissions, and if you phone me I can tell you how long it would take to make any piece for you. It will depend on size, complexity, and how many other orders are waiting.

Two new works from 2020 – see my New Work page for further details.

A new commission unveiled on Saturday 1st August: I was asked to create a ‘Mrs Reepicheep’ to accompany my original Reepicheep design, and to pair them up to make a his-and-hers sculpture as a copper wedding anniversary present. I think they work very well!

Mrs Reepicheep has no sword, and in place of the plume in her ear-ring she has flowers. Notice the intertwined tails making a heart-shape.

Other images of Reepicheep and my other mice can be found in the Main Gallery and also in the Animals subject gallery.

I don’t work to other people’s designs, but I’m always ready to listen to suggestions and requests, and see if I can find ways to create pieces which meet what patrons have in mind. This one was a delight.

My new bird feeders, designed to accompany the water-lily birdbath. I have made three sizes: the largest, seen in the main picture above, is a mad extravagance and needs a large garden space. Also shown is the smallest and simplest, with a close-up detail showing the flower. There are more pictures in the ‘Pond and Garden’ subject gallery.

I’m still happy to accept commissions, so if you need something to brighten your life or as a gift for someone else – please give me a call on 07714 106649 or email Emily@CopperCreatures.co.uk . Almost all of my sculptures can be posted.

Do visit the MAIN GALLERY page – I love how well it works. I have recently added several new collections of photographs. You can click on any image to see information about the price and sizes, and click AGAIN to see a maximum-resolution image.

If you’re looking for anything in particular, there is a SEARCH button on the menu.

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