Contemporary Sculpture for the Home
Designed & Sculpted in England by Matt Buckley
Each subject has been originally sculpted from clay, which allows the creation of pieces that deliver both a dynamic and organic feel. We then develop both the cases and moulds which ensure the faithful reproduction of the original clay sculpture with our special blend of marble stone castings. The finishing touch is the skilful application of hand-painting with the end result being a statement piece and talking-point for anyone’s home!
About Matt Buckley
Matt Buckley started off his sculpting career nearly 30 years ago having been presented with the opportunity to hone his craft at Robert Harrop Designs by working on the ‘Country Companions’ and later named ‘ Doggie People’ range which resided successfully within the ‘giftware’ and ‘collectible’ industry for well over 30 years.
The licensed figurines that Matt has both personally sculpted and resided over include the Beano and Dandy, Camberwick Green, Roald Dahl, Bagpuss, 2000 AD, The Magic Roundabout, Mr Benn, Wallace and Gromit, Doctor Who and Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray.
Matt remains the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs Ltd and indeed the skills and ability to manufacture quality figurines from within their family run company in Shropshire has enabled his collection of work to become a reality and Edge Sculpture to thrive.
A Final Word from the Sculptor Himself
Edge Sculpture has evolved and developed significantly over the past eight years or so from its humble beginnings in my garden shed in damp old England. However, I am going back over twenty years when initially in my head I had the concept for a range of bold and primeval pieces, that although having a soul and presence, had very much a primitive and natural finish to them.
My first piece was actually a Bull Terrier Head, a subject which I was very familiar with from the collectibles scene as Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs Ltd. This enabled me to best demonstrate this new style of work to an existing audience with the firm belief that nothing proves the validity of an idea better than to actually physically sculpt one and most certainly the best way to gauge opinion.
Another huge factor was that I wanted to create a style of work that could actually be put into production that not only retained all of the integrity of a Fine Art Statement Piece, yet also deliver it to the customer at more affordable 'everyman and everywomen' prices.