Handmade Art: Sculpture

Handmade Art: Sculpture

Tiffany Finley
Sep 24, 2010

We have come a long way since fruit art in grade school with these unique takes on sculpture. From reclaimed metal and wire to clay and cloth, these artists express the fine tuned art of hand crafted sculpture from various disciplines. Here is some inspiration to get you started with the different types of sculpture waiting to be featured in your home!

Reclaimed Metal Sculpture: One of the few female blacksmiths out there, Holly Fisher creates refined metal sculpture out of reclaimed materials. This gorgeous horse collection was completed in 2008. She has several collections from throughout the years featuring different forms of nature and animals. Holly is also quite philanthropic. We were happy to learn she donates a great deal to non-profits, so supporting her helps support others.

Cloth Sculpture: Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dragon House of Yuen's unique cloth creations reuse common things from around the house to create sweet and ornamental animals. She specializes in squirrels and bunnies and makes them out of fabric scraps, tea towels, and other household items. Some fun cloth upcycling! This Gnat Soft Sculpture Squirrel is $25.

Soapstone Sculpture: LuLu creates unique sculpture out of soapstone, including this beautiful interwoven tree. She also has gremlins, gnomes, and simpler sculptures on her ArtFire store site, an art-focused version of Etsy. This sculpture is $200.

Wire Sculpture: Michael Gard is a respected woven wire artist who creates beautiful human forms out of this easily reclaimed material. Check out his larger than life sculptures that make metal look elegant. Gard is one of several artists that are highly skilled in wire art, so see what your old wires can become based on his and other's inspiration.

Clay Sculpture: The Sculpture Guy, Jed, creates unique porcelain sculptures including this series of bull fighting animals and little piggies. Based in Phoenix, Arizona his sculpture is diversified to fit the playful to the serious. He is a Raku artist and teaches sculpture and clay art throughout Arizona. This particular piece is valued at $220.

Hope these inspired you to start doing some of your own handmade sculptures at home with unusual and reclaimed materials!

(Images: Holly Fisher, Dragon House of Yuen, LuLu, Michael Gard, Sculpture Guy)

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