Claudia Petley & Paul Shepherd
After twenty years of traditional blacksmithing, making gates and candlesticks, Claudia and Paul have recently followed their love of nature and the great outdoors. This new direction has seen them produce a wide range of garden art. Their interest in sculptural forms has led to the development of life size birds and animals. These pieces are formed out of beaten forged and welded steel. These are then galvanised, etched and left to weather naturally. Paul and Claudia work together to capture the essence and character of the creatures whether this is the rowdiness of crows, the serenity of the barn owl or the comedic strut of the chicken.