Tag: Wildlife sculpture

Sitting Fox sculpture

  At this time of year the Fox is growing a thick coat of fur in readiness for the months ahead and enjoys a sunlit spot before the chill of the evening.  They’re well-adapted, even for the harshest weather, and likely to sleep out on the open, tightly curled with their tails wrapped around them […]

Mountain Hare sculpture

  The Mountain Hare lives in the Scottish Highlands and the north of England in upland areas.  It is most common on heathland, where it nibbles on vegetation, grazing heather, rush, sedge, and the bark of young trees and bushes. It is also known as the White Hare, Tundra Hare, Alpine Hare, or Snow Hare […]

Badger Sculpture

  This is a recent sculpture in Kilkenny Limestone – a Badger sitting and sniffing the air, or perhaps just taking in his surroundings.  It took almost as long to polish as it did to carve.  Kilkenny Limestone is a hard stone and very dense.  From the quarry it is quite a light grey colour, […]

Thoughts of Bop

  Bop is a tiny, few week old Tawny Owl chick, found by Countryside Tales blog in the road, bleeding.  The injured bird was quickly taken to someone who has expertise in wildlife rehabilitation who was able to care for it. I’ve been thinking about how lucky it was that someone who has understanding and knowledge of wildlife […]

Little Owl Sculpture

  This is the first time I’ve carved Ancaster Weatherbed stone.  This piece was so beautifully flecked grey and brown that I thought it perfect to suggest the feather colouring of a Little Owl. I’ve  worked Ancaster limestone before, but that was the stone the quarry describes as Hard White. Within the beds (the layers […]

In the Workshop today

  Apart from cloud watching that is – I actually worked pretty hard today,  and now in the warmth, and full of supper,  feel happily tired.      

A Water Vole called Plop

  My Water Vole sculpture was inspired by encouraging news from a number of Water Voles re-introduction programmes, where there is evidence of thriving colonies, and some waterways where this elusive mammal has gained a stronghold.  Regular monitoring of these also suggests that the species remains vulnerable to further decline and extinctions.  Long-term habitat loss, […]