The sculpture is first formed using a type of clay called crank, which has a lovely gritty texture. This is applied over an armature made using aluminium supports and wire mesh covered in plaster. The sculpture is then cast and finished by hand and so each has its own unique surface patination and variances in colour. The sculptures are cast in bronze resin which is made up of bronze powder mixed with resin and a catalyst to make a solid, durable and frost-proof material. The surface patination is skilfully applied using various chemicals and wax that react with the bronze
The sculptures are made with a threaded nut encapsulated in the base where a threaded rod can be screwed into the base and the sculpture can then be fixed into a pedestal or pushed into the ground to give it stability.
My sculptures are organic abstract forms inspired by nature and more specifically the seashore near my house. Shells and seaweed washed up on the beach, mixed in with drift wood and tumbled vegetation. I wanted to recreate the shapes, curves and textures I could see every day by sculpting using clay. I experimented with textures sometimes adding sand and grit found on the beach.