The idyllic landscape of Cumbria is the ideal place to find the workshops and studios of talented artists producing award-winning and highly original hand-crafted sculptures out of wood, stone and metal. These include the stunning wildlife creations of the internationally renowned sculptors whose works perfectly capture the magic of animals in the wild using deceptively simple form and structure.
Sculpture can include small items made in variety of mediums to much larger installations for the home or commissions for use outdoors. Take, for example, the stone and slate designs of the mysterious ‘Lake District Banksy’ which mysteriously appear in hidden locations high on the fells of the Lakes. Such sculptures use the natural materials found in abundance here to make art that is somehow better than the sum of its parts.
From stone sculpture to metalwork, the traditions of the old-fashioned smithy also live on in Cumbria. We have talented craftspeople making exciting garden ornaments and functional art out of iron and steel that are ideal for creating a talking point in your home or garden. From metal statues, wildlife structures and wall art, metal is an excellent material for using outdoors which just gets better as it weathers and ages.
Wood is also used prolifically by sculptors in Cumbria. Artist’s sculpture uses this tactile material to create all kinds of fantastic and fun pieces. Notably, Forestry England who manages Whinlatter and Grizedale forests have made life sized children’s sculptures which sit along family fun walking trails. Explore Made in Cumbria to find out more about the creative designers in Cumbria and how you can find sculptures to adorn your home and garden.
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