Gardens & Orchard
12. Stag by George Hider
Recycled raw steel with lanolin
When working in an engineering environment, George discovered his ability to create sculptures from discarded scrap metal. He loves to capture the character of the animals which unwittingly model for him and every piece of metal is carefully formed and welded into place. His large sculptures are protected with lanolin from sheep’s wool, which allows them to weather naturally.
13. Awakening by Mike Grevatte
Willow stump carved and painted
Mike has been working as a sculptor for over 40 years, having trained in Leicester and Oxford. He has produced many public commissions in stone and bronze, besides work for houses and gardens. His wood carvings are often abstracted from simple natural forms, carved and painted in vibrant colours. He likes to work in local wood, such as oak and willow.
14. Cirri by Fiona Campbell
Locally found and recycled materials
Price on application
Fiona studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Her mixed media sculptures illustrate her interest in the natural world. These sculptures reflect the time when the sea covered the Somerset Levels. They are based on crinoids (sea lilies) whose long spiny stems cling to the seabed and whose fossilised remains are found in carboniferous limestone.
15. Vallis by Anthony Rogers
After training and working as an archaeologist for several years, Anthony undertook art studies in Bath. He is based in Frome and works predominantly with wood. He has produced many large scale sculptures for exhibitions and public art projects. He also takes smaller garden-size commissions, including carving trees in situ. The oak for his carvings in this trail came from Longleat.
16. Summertime in Yellow by Ian Marlow
Stainless steel with powder-coated colour
Ian works mainly in stainless steel and glass to create delicate but larger than life sculptures based on natural forms. He creates different effects and colours with added texture and powder coating. He aims to reflect the balance of nature in the shapes, forms and lines of leaves, flowers and seedheads. His figural work is strong and dramatic, but there is a delicacy in the flowing lines.
17. Willow Lady by Community Workshop led by Serena de la Hey
Not for sale
Serena is an innovator in the use of willow and her sculptural work encompasses a range of traditional and contemporary materials. Based in the Somerset Levels, she has worked all over the world on a range of projects. This figural sculpture was produced during a drop-in day workshop in June led by Serena and replaces an earlier Willow Lady.
18. Jungle Feet by Chris Kampf
Rusted steel with oil finish
£440 Set of five
After taking a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Chris designed jewellery for many years. He changed to making garden sculptures in 2011 and has been making striking steel structures based on natural forms ever since. His simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel stand out well against a garden backdrop, on a lawn or with plants growing around them.
Please respect the sculptures and do not climb on them. Children should be supervised at all times. Watch out for uneven paths and badger holes!