These hare’s are boxing mad and are made from steel wire and brute force, on my part… they will add a great feeling of well being to any Garden and bring a smile every country file passing.. I sculpt free hand and build the armature from feel and then work into it with other finer wire and then finally the finest wire creates the hair and detail. I am sure there are many ways to work with and develop wire art. It is a very expressive medium and aloes this is my technique that i have developed through hours of experimentation. This signature sculpture of a pair of boxing hares would last a life time in the garden. This pair are making there way to a home in Salisbury Wiltshire where I hope they will be very loved. I would be delight to work on a pair for you.
I thought we would all enjoy the Snowdrops in this photo of my latest commission. Taken in the striking Wicklow mountains at the Hunting Brook Gardens by Jimi Blake. This wire garden hare is going to live on the south west of the blustery Irish coast. She’s a sturdy hare.
This was a commission form a lovely lady I meet while she was over in Ireland on a visit from New Zealand. She is called Marianna after a relative from 1875. I was delighted to make this fairy and send her on her way.
An Elegant sitting fairy with rose gold copper woven into her hair to give a further touch of femininity. She would be around 70 cm standing and her wings would reach waist height around 120 cm. She would weight around 5 kg and is made from the highest grade stainless. She is sitting on a petrified log that which is a piece of ancient marble.
This video shows the work that is evolved it making one of my wire sculpture. The video is around 1 minute in real time it took me about 30 hours…I work in thee hour sessions as it can be quite physical. I would be delighted to work on a project for you.. Thanks and I hope you enjoyed seeing the process.
I was delighted when at last I received a commissioned to make a wire Fox. I had been asked on a couple of occasions before to make a fox but it wasn’t until I met the lovely Muireann that eventually I got the chance to give it ago!! To add to this I decided to make a time lapse video to the concoction in order to show the magical process the attention to detail and hard work that goes into each one of my commissioned pieces.
I find this time of year we really need to liven up the dark and I am delighted that these really do the job!! I wanted to make something that gave fairy lights a permanent home in the garden. They have been woven in steel wire galvanized and sprayed. I have sourced the highest quality LED fairy lights. They are designed to live in the garden all year round and would look great at summer barbecue .. I will try growing sweet peas over them this summer to give a summer feeling. They really give a touch of magic in these darker night. They are energy efficient for the effect they give and would use the same electricity as a regular single light bulb.
This is one of the most detailed fairies I have made it was an idea I had in my head for some time and I was delighted to work with my client to realise this spinning fairy. She will catch the wind and spin but in order for her to spin continuously we will instal a motor. She feels so alive in her home and has a wonderful family to spread fairy dust on and a fantastic view of the valley. Spinning fairies require a lot of time price on application.
I make these hares from soft steel wire. They are rusted and sealed with a metal protector for a lifetime of smiles in the garden!!! They take around 15 hours of wiring to complete.. This classic pose of a sitting hare is my bestseller and will be happy to make one for you.