My love of sheep goes way back to childhood in rural Scotland. The Scottish Border country is very much sheep country and I have always loved these quiet peaceful creatures.
Currently I’m working on a piece for a sculpture show in May, which consists of three bronze sheep at 1/3 life size. The breed is Poll Dorset, a hornless sheep. I came across them while living in Dorset and really love their sweet friendly faces.
The stage of work is that I have made the clay model, and this has now been cast in wax. The next stage is this will be set up with sprues, runners and risers in wax, then dipped in china clay. The pieces will then be placed in a kiln and the wax burned out, ready for the bronze to be poured into the remaining china clay cavity.