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Welcome to CopperCreatures 2020

During the Coronavirus restrictions I am still able to work, since I’m on my own in the workshop (apart from the doggies of course). All of the gardens, exhibitions and galleries mentioned in these pages have been closed throughout April and May, but some have created online shops – see ‘Events and Exhibitions for details. MANY WILL BE REOPENING during the coming few weeks – watch here for details.

PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS reopen on 2nd June, Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 3pm. At this stage it’s gardens only – the shop and the tea rooms will follow when possible. Don’t miss my wild rose sculpture! Other gardens and galleries are also reopening – details on theEvents and Exhibitions‘ page.

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.

Delamore Arts 2020 is open online

Although the gardens must remain closed to the public because of the coronavirus restrictions, Delamore Arts 2020 is taking place online. Visitors to the website HERE are able to view the sculptures and paintings, and to place orders with David, the exhibition manager.

New piece this week

I have lately been struggling with woodpecker legs, which are fiddly and back-breaking because you’re hunched over the hearth concentrating for hours; so I wanted a change, something flamboyant and colourful and full of movement. Here is the result: a chunky leaping fish. The scales are coloured by heating and quenching – once for each scale – and I’m very pleased to have been able to keep the colouring so even.

New work unveiled last week: Rose Bouquet

Three sizes of a new rose bouquet, a free-standing sculpture – click any picture for details, or see the NEW WORK page for the full collection.

Recent new piece: Brown Trout

My Brown Trout is a new commission, and as a trophy specimen I’m really pleased with how he has turned out. Those of you who know fish will I hope agree he’s really ‘trouty’ – the markings and the deep-gulping jaw are definitive. Click the image, and click it again, to see a close-up.

My WILD ROSE is my most recent major piece, and it dominated my time in February and March. It is a full two metres tall and over a metre across, and contains fully-open flowers, opening blooms and buds; the leaves in contrasting colour catch the light, adding lustre and shape.

I know it’s not technically a ‘wild rose’ – which has a bush shape and smaller simpler flowers – but the spirit of this piece is so extravagant and vigorous, it seemed the right name.

I love the sense of depth – you really need to walk around the sculpture to appreciate the this and the open space within.

As with all my work, all the colour comes from heating and quenching the copper – no chemicals or additives are used, except lacquer to preserve the colours.

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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