• Emily Stone copper Elephant pair sculpture

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Completed today (Saturday 7th May) – a new flower: a tree peony.

This started off with the intention of being a smaller simple flower; but from experimentation with a few frilly petal designs we grew to this four-feet-tall extravagance.

I will manage a smaller simple flower one day.

Delamore Arts 2022 is open now

Delamore’s annual sculpture and art exhibition is one of the high-points of my year, and this year’s exhibition is as good as any they’ve ever done. In a wonderful country house and garden tucked under the edge of Dartmoor, they attract leading sculptors and artists from all over the country, and the work seen is different every year. It is worth making a special trip to visit. Open for the whole of May.

See the EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS page for more details.

Exciting news: new venue

New in 2022 is our exhibition of a substantial collection of sculptures to be seen around the gardens of Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex.

Already there? Click HERE for the Herstmonceux sculptures guide.

Built in 1430-70, the castle is the largest brick-built structure of its age.

The estate is vast – some 300 acres – so that when the Royal Observatory at Greenwich needed to move out of London’s smog in the 1950s, Herstmonceux was able to tuck it way in a corner of the grounds without the slightest inconvenience.

The gardens are laid out in a variety of settings, from formal walks and huge herbacious borders, to an enchanting magic garden where my over-sized foxgloves now add to the fairy-tale feel.


Beetroot! Do you love the colours? I really enjoyed this one. When they really come to life, it’s actually hard to imagine that this was a part of the side of a hot-water cylinder at the start of last week.

Click on any picture to see the detailed image.

Pow! The Lionfish is an exuberant showman. This was a recent commission, and I was delighted to be asked to make one – it has everything: stripes, spots, spines and ridiculous floating feathery fins. He is life-size.

In the workshop I have been making woodpeckers and water-lily bird-baths, rabbits, ducks and ducklings, and a recent 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 pieces from 2020 – see my New Work page for further details.

My 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.

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