A sculptor from Buckinghamshire has released the first in a new range of equestrian sculptures inspired by his show jumper wife’s love of horses.
Up-and-coming sculptor, Charles Elliott, and his wife, professional show jumper Abbe Elliott nee Burchmore, have worked together to create a full-size horse sculpture made from 8mm Mild steel. This sculpture is now available to buy and will be the first in a new Equestrian Sculpture range inspired by Charles’ wife’s love of horses.
Each Sculpture in the new range will be completely unique and built by hand in Buckinghamshire. The designs will all be created with input from Charles’ wife Abbe.
“I would speak to Abbe two to three times a day whilst working on my sculptures, to ask her about details of muscle layouts and conformation, whilst looking through piles of close ups of horses in motion,” Charles says. “She is very critical of our work and a perfectionist when it comes to the horses, metal or real life!”
Charles has spent months working on the piece and they were both very pleased at the response of its unveiling on their website and on Facebook. Abbe, who is currently jumping in Spain, always finds time to call Charles at the Buckinghamshire studio to find out on progress with the sculptures and is always promoting them to fellow show jumper at the shows.
“Abbe’s support with the sculptures is much appreciated and we are already bickering over which equestrian discipline to create next!”
Charles Elliott and his team work from their studio producing a wide range of handmade British sculptures, furniture and ironwork, using traditional blacksmithing and modern metal manipulating techniques.
Alongside the sculptures Charles, Abbe and his team are working on expanding their Elliott of London luxury designer furniture and ironwork product ranges using traditional techniques to create contemporary and modern designs (sculptures, furniture, lighting and ironwork – all commissions undertaken).
For more information visit www.elliottoflondon.co.uk or visit the Buckinghamshire Studio in The Vale, HP5 3NZ.
To discuss any of the above, or just to simply arrange a visit to look at the studio, you can also contact Charles Elliott on 01494 758 896 or e-mail: Elliottfirstname.lastname@example.org