Of Earth and Air 17th May - 1st July 2024

Standen have invited me to create an exhibition of my sculptures all inspired by the beautiful Arts and Crafts designs in the house and the nature found in the gardens.

I spoke to the gardeners about wildlife and spent time in the grounds recording and identifying the birds, then incorporated designs from the ceramics, wallpaper and textiles in the house into the sculpture designs. Visit my instagram or facebook to see the sculptures all being created.

If you would like to purchase any of the sculptures then please contact Alison to arrange payment.

Delivery is not included in the price, customers are encouraged to collect from Alisons Studio in Shere (GU95QQ) or ask for a delivery quote.

Unique pieces and the 1st piece in each edition will be available from 3rd July. Subsequent editions will take approx. 8-10 weeks. Sculptures can not be removed from the exhibition before the end of the show.


Peacock

Galvanised Steel

Unique

£5,500 SOLD

(to commission a different peacock sculpture please get in touch) 

Inspiration: I wanted to make a "showpiece" for the exhibition, and heard about the "peacock and the dragon" design when I toured the house. Then talking to one of the gardeners I heard that they had had a visiting peacock family (baby peacocks! there are photos on the official Standen instagram page). 


Two For Joy

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 15

£1,850

Inspiration: Magpies are one of the birds I recorded in the garden (and you have to make at least 2), the tree is based on a design on a water jug I found in one of the dressing rooms in the house.


The Strawberry Thief

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£425

Inspiration: My interpretation of the iconic Morris design. I see a thrush, I don't know if thats what he (or Phillip Webb, who drew all his birds) intended, but that's what I've based my design on. 


Butterfly: Peacock

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 15

£385

Inspiration: A garden isn't really complete without butterflies. I've framed them in a nod to the specimans widely collected by naturalists during the victorian/arts and crafts era.


Butterfly: Gatekeeper

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 15

£385

Inspiration: A garden isn't really complete without butterflies. I've framed them in a nod to the specimans widely collected by naturalists during the victorian/arts and crafts era.


Butterfly: Red Admiral

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 15

£385

Inspiration: A garden isn't really complete without butterflies. I've framed them in a nod to the specimans widely collected by naturalists during the victorian/arts and crafts era.


Sparrow Hawk

Galvanised Steel

Series 4 of 20

£550

Inspiration: A bird I already make, but they can be found in the gardens at Standen (if you're lucky).


The Other Strawberry Thief

Galvanised Steel and Mixed Media

Series 1 of 50

£195

Inspiration: I started with the bird of prey, and then moved on to the "prey", and knowing the gardeners find mice in the kitchen garden.....


Morris Flower: Small

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 25

£250

Inspiration: I looked at many of the flowers in the Morris designs, this one was inspired by " ".  I've always loved the idea of "have nothing in your house that isn't either beautiful or useful. The Arts and Crafts movement combined the 2, so a beautiful flower that is also a bird bath!


Morris Flower: Large

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 25

£325

Inspiration: I looked at many of the flowers in the Morris designs, this one was inspired by " ".  I've always loved the idea of "have nothing in your house that isn't either beautiful or useful. The Arts and Crafts movement combined the 2, so a beautiful flower that is also a bird bath!


Sunflower

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 25

£425

Inspiration: A flower seen in many of the Morris designs, also very approriate for the kitchen garden. 


Crow

Galvanised Steel

Series 3 of 10

£525

Inspiration: Another bird that I already make,  but that I recorded in the gardens at Standen.


Crow: Winged

Galvanised Steel

Series 3 of 10

£685

Inspiration: Another bird that I already make,  but that I recorded in the gardens at Standen.


Honeycomb with Bees

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 25

£925

Inspiration: I wanted to include some bees in the exhibition because of the beehives at Standen and I thought the repetitive nature of the hexagons reminded me a bit of the repetitive wallpaper designs (like the bird trellis).


Kestrel: Flying

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£750

Inspiration: Another bird of prey that can be found at Standen (if you're lucky)


Kestrel: Sitting

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£650

Inspiration: Another bird of prey that can be found at Standen (if you're lucky)


Pheasant: Female

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 30

£700

Inspiration: Found all over the countryside and at Standen.


Pheasant: Male

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 30

£800

Inspiration: Found all over the countryside and at Standen.


Blackbird: Male

Galvanised Steel

Series of 50

£380

Inspiration: Recorded in the grounds (also a bird I have made before).


Blackbird: Female

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£365

Inspiration: Recorded in the grounds.


At Home with the Wrens

Galvanised Steel

Unique

£1,200

Inspiration: Bird frames in this style are one of the designs I'm best known for. Wrens are another of the birds I recorded at Standen, and I decided to do a pair with a nest to honour the Beales and the very homely, comfortable house they created. 


Sparrow Trellis A

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£1,500

Inspiration: Based on another of the iconic Morris designs. 


Sparrow Trellis B

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£1,500

Inspiration: Based on another of the iconic Morris designs. 


Bird Ring: Goldcrest

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

Hanging Ring £350

Ring with a stand £450

Inspiration: For the Bird Rings I picked birds that I found on my recordings from Standen. Mounting them on designs inspired by a set of vases I found in the house that had silhouettes of birds on branches on them.


Bird Ring: Bluetit

Galvanised Steel

Series 2 of 50

Hanging Ring £395

Ring with a stand £495

Inspiration: For the Bird Rings I picked birds that I found on my recordings from Standen. Mounting them on designs inspired by a set of vases I found in the house that had silhouettes of birds on branches on them.


Bird Ring: Greenfinch

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

Hanging Ring £365

Ring with a stand £465

Inspiration: For the Bird Rings I picked birds that I found on my recordings from Standen. Mounting them on designs inspired by a set of vases I found in the house that had silhouettes of birds on branches on them.


Lily: Single Flower

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of  50

£250

Inspiration: I've made lilies for years (originally as a wedding present for my sister who had lilies in her bouquet). They can also be found in several of WIlliam Morris' designs. 


Lily: Single with Bud

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of  50

£275

Inspiration: I've made lilies for years (originally as a wedding present for my sister who had lilies in her bouquet). They can also be found in several of WIlliam Morris' designs. 


Lily: Double Flower

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of  50

£300

Inspiration: I've made lilies for years (originally as a wedding present for my sister who had lilies in her bouquet). They can also be found in several of WIlliam Morris' designs. 


Ferns

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£600

Inspiration: There's a bit of Standen I've never managed to see properly,  the path is always closed but it looks magical; mossy rocks, ferns, beetles (I imagine), its Margaret Beales quarry garden. 


Robin: Sitting on a Fork

Galvanised Steel and a Fork

Series of 50

£350

Inspiration: Every garden has one!


Robin: Landing on a Watering Can

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£385

Inspiration: Every garden has one! A twist on my popular Robin on a fork....


Willow (with Bluetit)

Galvanised Steel and Perspex

Series 1 of 30

£1,000

Inspiration: Based on the Willow wallpaper found in the house (the bluetit can be removed)


Willow (without Bluetit)

Galvanised Steel and Perspex

Series 1 of 30

£850

Inspiration: Based on the Willow wallpaper found in the house.


Garden Birds: Goldfinch

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£450

Inspiration: Again using birds I recorded in the garden. 


Garden Birds: Great Tit

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£415

Inspiration: Again using birds I recorded in the garden. 


Garden Birds: Bullfinch

Galvanised Steel

Series 1 of 50

£395

Inspiration: Again using birds I recorded in the garden.