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Tips for gathering wood for sculptures

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Most of my sculptures are made using driftwood collected from nearby beaches. There are certain rules regarding the removal of items from beaches in the UK, many of which are explained here. The key points are not to stray above … Continue reading

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Foals inspire driftwood sculptures

The first two creations from the Ecoarts studio in 2020 were inspired by the arrival of four rescued foals at the Frugaldom project. They have a lovely nature and, once settled into their new home, began to play with great … Continue reading

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Ecoarts Etsy site

You can now commission an Ecoarts sculpture of your own via our new Etsy page. We have listed a wide range of sculptures, ranging from medium sized animal sculptures to life size wooden and wire originals. By purchasing from Ecoarts, … Continue reading

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Mare and Foal Sculpture

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This sculpture highlights the plight of mares and foals exploited, abused, neglected and abandoned throughout the United Kingdom. The installation at the Frugaldom project in Dumfries & Galloway has been titled ‘Atmospheric’.

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Making a Sheep out of Willow

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Part of the Frugaldom Project involves the growing and harvesting of willow and one of its intended uses is for sculpture to display in the Ecoarts garden. Having worked mostly in driftwood for the past year, I decided that it … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Fox

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“Horatio The Heron” has now gone to his new home and I have started work on a driftwood fox. I decided to have the fox walking but looking back over his left shoulder, as if startled or on the lookout for … Continue reading

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Badger and Deer join the Eco Arts Garden

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Since completing the squirrel, I have been busy creating a badger and a deer for the Eco Arts Garden Project. The badger proved quite challenging with his big feet and instantly recognisable features.  I used some old burnt wood to get … Continue reading

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The Eco Arts Garden Project

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Work is well into the second month on the driftwood and assorted Eco Arts sculpture projects. The driftwood horse was the first sculpture to be completed and has now taken his place in the Eco Arts garden. The birds are … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 4

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The completed Tawny Owl I decided to build up the owl’s feet on top of the existing stand. I found some suitably twisted pieces of wood that could be cut to resemble claws and fixed them securely with screws. An … Continue reading

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Making a Driftwood Owl – Part 3

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The wood shavings and glue had dried nicely overnight so I was able to press on with modelling the head of the owl. A neighbour kindly provided the eyes from an old box of oddments so I bedded these in … Continue reading

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