Karen Williams

 

My sculptures are different from what most people think of as traditional outdoor sculpture. 

Firstly I make a clay & wire frame. I then cover the sculpture in recycled materials, making the clothes from old t-shirts, jeans curtains etc. The material is impregnated with a special established tried & tested resin that amalgamates & fortifies the material, which when it dries strengthens & hardens the sculpture making them suitable for both indoor & outdoor use all year round. I pay great attention to detail – for example under the faeries dresses they are all wearing large pants – no knickerless faeries from me! The hair alone on the faeries can take me 2 – 3 hours to make. I then hand paint the sculptures to look like metal.

Each sculpture takes me around 15 – 20 hours to make.

My work is all self taught and I deliberately avoided training so I could develop my own individual style. My sculptures are all ‘one-offs’ with no two identical. No moulds or patterns of any kind are used & no castings are made, so you are guaranteed to be getting a truly original highly collectable work of art.
My sculptures aren’t meant to show an accurate representation, but more the spirit & character of the subject, with a touch of humour. I feel I have achieved my goal if I manage to put a smile on someone’s face when they view my artwork.

I take commissions for sculptures for example I can make a small sculpture from your babies old clothes – I would need a few items of clothing that need to be made from cotton. 

 Although you may imagine the sculpture to be delicate they are in fact quite robust. They are suitable outside all year round – but they must not be left standing in water. For indoor use as well & I would recommend you wash your sculpture rather than just dusting them – a quick run under the tap & they’ll look like new.

I have been working full time as a sculptor for over 14 years & have sold my work through galleries all over the UK during that time.

Each piece comes with their own name card – stating when they were made.

Prices range from £140.