Sheila Davies

Site Number: 88
Ditchford Farm
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Region: 
Shipston-on-Stour
Artform: 
Sculpture

I regard the craft of felting as more like sculpture. Having examined the skeleton of the animal I am about to make, I measure and bend strong wire to form an armature. I try to use rare breed wools where possible in order to help conserve the breed, and always use Ryland lamb as core material as it felts very easily. As I form the body I pay attention to muscle and bones using photos and looking at the creature from every angle as I sculpt.
It’s a long process and can take days depending on the size – little creatures take longer I find! Once the eyes are there the dog/cow/zebra emerges and begins to take on its own life and character. The sculpture can be moved and posed, but I usually keep it nearby for a couple of days so I can make changes or sometimes rip it up and start again! My hope is that all of them find good homes!

Venue

Unit 13 Ditchford Farm
Campden Road
Nr Stretton-on-Fosse
GL56 9RD
Telephone: 
01789 720417
daviessheila10@gmail.com
Added extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Family Friendly, Off the beaten track, Parking, Refreshments
Accessibility Level: 
Level 4 : Full access - all on one level with wide doorways and good lighting.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2021
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Times: 
11am-4pm

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