July 26, 2020
Introducing Andrew Kay Sculpture and its ethereal garden sculptures
“..a moment in nature, frozen in time and steel.” (Quote about Andrew’s work, courtesy of Lord Shuttleworth at Barbon Manor)
Andrew Kay Sculpture is an award-winning 27-year old British sculpture business based in Cumbria. The business was founded by sculptor Andrew Kay in 1993 to make original, handmade, stunningly beautiful wildlife sculptures from hand forged from solid steel bar. Andrew creates his sculptures alongside his wife Anneley and three Labradors in Beckside Studio, a converted barn set in the wild hills of his native Cumbria. The work of Andrew Kay Sculpture can be seen gracing the landscape throughout the world and his client list of both private collectors and public bodies includes British peers and celebrities – from counts and viscountess’s to Richard Curtis, Sir Tom Stoppard and John Bishop.
About the sculptures
Herds of graceful deer, majestic and watchful stags, stallions in motion and a gentle hind and her fawn, Andrew Kay Sculpture depicts and celebrates the best of British wildlife – freezing them in a moment of time and steel. Striking silhouettes on the landscape, Andrew Kay’s sculptures masterfully capture the very essence of some of our most beautiful and elegant animals, using clean and deceptively simple lines of steel. The artistry of the sculptures is in their ability to instantly communicate the character, powerful anatomy and movements of our favourite wildlife through carefully placed, architectural curves and lines. A three-dimensional line drawing set against the landscape, the sculptures combine a stunning sense of presence with a delicacy which seamlessly blends with their surroundings. The sculptures also transform and evolve over time, the grey natural mild steel from which they are created, developing into a rich ochre colour. Due to the thickness of the sculptures, they will last on the landscape for many decades.
Each Andrew Kay Sculpture is unique and original, handmade to order following discussions with the client. Completely new and bespoke commissions are also available.
Watch the making of one of Andrew Kay’s sculptures here
About Andrew Kay
Andrew graduated from Leeds with a BA Hons in design in 1992. He then toured Scandinavia extensively on a travel scholarship. From this experience, he acquired a respect of the pure, clean design ethos that is so apparent in Scandinavian design. Following a period as a set designer for The Franz Kafka Theatre in Prague, he returned to England and established a sculpture studio near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria in 1993.
How to commission a sculpture
Andrew Kay Sculpture offers a warm, friendly and down-to-earth style of business. Those interested in commissioning a sculpture can call Andrew Kay direct on 07740 306412 or fill in the Contact Form on his website. Delivery is available both within the UK and abroad and is expertly organised direct to the clients’ preferred site.