Figurative & animal sculptures for both homes & gardens are a significant part of Nicky’s work. She loves the immediacy and magic of creating unique characters and scenes in the form of garden planters, sculptured heads and plaques and a range of pieces are available to view by appointment from her garden studio.
Sculptures destined for the garden are individually made from robust clays which are high fired to give strength and frost resistance. The range is very varied: from small wall and plant pot decorations to unique relief plaques, head planters, gargoyles, animals or figures modelled in the round. Surface decoration may be simple allowing the warmth and beauty of the clay to complement the piece. Alternatively, she may use a carefully layered combination of engobes, underglazes, oxides and semi matt glazes to enhance textures. Such work will weather gracefully over the years and provide a complimentary foil to the seasonal changes of the outdoor setting.
Lower fired and smaller sculptures will require some weather protection – however they are well suited to interiors.
Please contact me if you would like more information. Enquiries for Commissions are welcomed and larger pieces are generally made to a specific brief. Nicky is always happy to discuss ideas & welcomes input from clients.