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The creative process

Copper dragon Design process Metal design

The creative process

I thought I would show one of my creative processes from design to finished copper sculpture. I don't always sketch ideas as sometimes I work purely by sight and cut the copper to suit, but in this case I made a couple of rough sketches first to get an idea of how the finished sculpture would look. Now although there doesn't look a lot to it, small items like this copper dragon can be hard to make when brazing. If the heat is applied for too long in one area, it can lead to melting the previous braze used to...

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Copper birds

Copper bird sculpture Copper hummingbird Copper wren Hummingbird sculpture Metal bird sculpture

Copper birds

I have an Etsy made local artisan event coming up on December 1st (https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/etsy-made-local-nantwich-christmas-artisan-market-p254371), which I'm busy making items for. Among the things I'm making are a number of copper bird sculptures. I love making these handmade birds. Each one is unique as there's no template, so I fashion them totally freehand. Pictured here are a little wren and a hummingbird.

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Anglerfish - or how not all monsters are alien

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Anglerfish - or how not all monsters are alien

I’ve always been fascinated with the ocean, not least because it’s the closest to an alien world we have.

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