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My new Octopus Maquette in the foundry process, almost completed.

The measurements of the ‘spec’ in fettling at the bronze foundry sets the measure for the rest of the sculpture’s limited edition of 12 possible castings and two artist proofs.

The next step in the process is the choice of patina, the chemical oxidization of the bronze as well as the patina of its stainless steel base.

I look forward to posting up once the sculpture is complete.

Pre-orders are now open for the first editions of this sculpture. Please DM me for further details.

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The great race is on! Here Tortoise is in the lead with Hare fleet-footed in the distance…

This is the second of the edition, and I have barely resisted the temptation to encrust the bronze sculpture with precious stones. 

The fable is mounted upon a base of African black wood, elevated on a pin of sterling silver.

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Bronze assembly pics of my Goddess sculpture 

I have been eagerly anticipating my Goddess sculpture in bronze, here are a few process photos of her in bronze assembly, pre-Patination.

She is an allegory of the North Westerly wind and will be patinated a lovely verdigris after the fettling stage. 

Keep an eye on this space to see her on completion.

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Miniature Bronze collectables with precious stones

Here is another selection of my limited edition, miniature bronze sculptures, mounted on their Ebony and Aluminum bases.

Little Sprinting Hare A few of the editions are set with precious stones such as Diamonds, Tanzanites, and Rubies, in search of a Japanese Netsuke inspired aesthetic.

Horned Eagle Owl

Sitting Eagle Owl on his post up high, is rather a plump downy fellow.


The Pangolin or ‘Ietermagog’ is an interactive sculpture that is made to pick up off of its base. He makes a spiral, curled into a ball.


Spotted Eagle Owl in silent Flight is mounted upon its wing-tips…


Little Hedgehog with diamonds, is rather a snuffly, prickly character…

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Owl sits free in a rare tree with Diamonds on Ebony.

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Owl up high sailing the night sky with Diamonds on Aluminium.

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            A wizened Duck, what a bit of luck on Ebony                                                  

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Mephistopheles the studio cat

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The Owl and Pussycat

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Goldfish, liberated from his bowl, gilded on glass.

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Cheetah sculpture

Cheetah barely touches the ground as if flying, a dreamlike image in bronze, with much underlying tension and dynamic movement.

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Cheetah in mid flight

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Cheetah being inspected by Meph’s our studio cat..

Pics by;   Jaques Ensink

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My First Miniature Bronze Sculptures


The little Barn Owl has diamonds set in its eyes, he sees and hears all from his perch. Mephistopheles is our whiskered studio cat, such an idiosyncratic fellow, with prominent whiskers and a flick in his tail…

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Sitting Warthog in bronze

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Sitting Warthog, a bit fatter and longer in the tooth, he glares at the world with a baleful eye…a pig can only run for so long…then he’s got to sit!!

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The Owl and the Pussycat sculpture

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My latest comissioned work cast in bronze…

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Owl sits on the rim of the moon when viewed from the Pussycats perspective..

The Owl and Pussycat stare into one-anothers eyes with affection and longing…they are joined by a surreal umbilical chord that becomes a moon, adjoining the earth and the heavens.
Medium: Bronze
Size: 450B/ 720W/ 1520mmH
Base size: 100/400/400mm

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Rhodesian Ridgeback sculpture

“Who is It??? Who is it??? Kingston go get him… him…!!!

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Sa…Sah..Seek him…! Go seek him! Where’s he???!


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Miniature Japanese Netsuke-inspired sculptures in bronze

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Japanese Netsuke inspired sculpture, miniature.
Size 40mm/40mm

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Presentation of finished, patinated, miniature bronze sculptures

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Little leopard and cub, Japanese Netsuke-inspired work in bronze, size 40mm/40mm