Welcome to CopperCreatures
A new commission unveiled today (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.
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.
Sussex Prairie Gardens Craft Fair was able to go ahead! With additional spacing and anti-Covid precautions, this was the first event taking place under “the new normal” rules, and I was delighted to be there, with some new work never before seen in public – seen below.
It was a wonderfully successful (though exhausting) weekend, despite some light rain on Sunday morning. Many visitors defied the damp in order to be out and about, enjoying the chance to eat great pizzas, see the gardens, and buy some sculpture.
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.
New piece in May
I had 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 in April: 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.
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