About the artist
Fairy homes and unique Copper craftwork. Abstract art with patination and heat treatment techniques.
At West's Copper Forge imagination and craftsmanship collide to inspire many concepts of art.
The inspiration for my designs came from the wish of making upcycled Fairy homes for my young daughter. These I placed up in Bluebell wood for her to find. After seeing the look of joy on her face I couldn’t wait to make more.
My plumbing background also came to the fore in the form of abstract copper metal artwork. Created utilising various patination and heat treatment techniques. The base copper itself is derived from antique origins, some of which are over 30 years old.
The completed works are then given three coats of clear lacquer and framed.
From the realms of legend I also indulge in creating solid wood hand crafted Fairy Houses.
These come in various designs and wood varieties depending on what is available in the desired shape and size, Ash, Cedar, Cork and Oak to name a few.
These homes are inset with durable resin doors and windows to bring them to life. The roofs are varied, some are furnished with a copper domed top or wishing well style top complete with a chimney pipe.
I am so excited to share my handmade Artwork with you all.
Past the Star and Garter pub on your right in East Dean. Up the hill and turn left on Newhouse Lane at bus stop. Follow the road for 100 yards and the Workshop is on the right.
New Barn, Newhouse Lane, East Dean, PO18 0NJ