The perfect gift for any dog lover, this lively spaniel sculpture is a completely hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind piece.
I create all of my sculptures in my Sussex studio (See photo), and each piece is created using simple reels of stainless-steel wire. I work from photos, and in this case also referencing my own little spaniel, Bailey.
I aim to bring life to the wire, and this little dog has its very own personality. I also undertake commissions if you have a pet that you would like immortalised in wire! Please message me for details.
This sculpture measures approx. 21cm high, 22cm long and 8cm wide (Standing dog only, please see my other listings for the sitting and dancing dogs).
Hi I’m Gill and I have a love of nature and a need to create. I originally honed my wire skills over many years making jewellery and tiaras, but I had a yearning to make larger more expressive pieces, that importantly had a life of their own.
I work in my Sussex based studio, using mainly stainless steel wire straight from the roll and this means that my sculptures are suitable for both indoors and out. With the outdoor pieces in particular I like to make larger, life-sized pieces and this led to my learning to weld in order to create a support framework. A bit of a change from my tiara days!
I take each sculpture through a creative process, which inevitably leads to a stage where I’m unhappy with my progress. Fortunately, this is usually closely followed by a breakthrough, when a spark of life takes hold of the piece, and a new creature is born!
As well as the pieces you see here in my shop, I also take on commission work and I’d be happy to discuss your requirements. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.