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Hedgehog 'Bud' Limited Edition 150

Hello folks ..... here are some larger pictures of 'Bud' our very special Hedgehog Limited Edition with it's bloomingly colourful paint scheme ...... hehehe

all the very best, Matt

Hedgehog 'Bud'

Hello folks ...... it's happened again. We have literally been runover by a steamroller with the interest for the new Limited Edition Hedgehog 'Bud' piece. So much so that we feel it is in the best interests for everybody for us to amend the edition size from 100 to 150.

Hope this helps,

all the very best, Matt
Hello folks .....

Here we have a very special celebratory piece welcoming in a change of season from a never ending darkness of cold, damp and grey into a vibrant cascade of flower and hue.

May we introduce little Bud, no pun intended … hehehe …., bursting straight out of hibernation and ready for natures colourful dance as he hurtles into the Spring Ball

‘Bud’ will be a Limited Edition of 100 with each piece being individually numbered along with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by myself.

This wonderful paint scheme was conceived by our extremely talented in House Head Studio Painter, Carole Appleby
all the very best, Matt

#hedgehog #hedgehoglove #sculpture #sculptures #wildlifesculpture #wildlife #britishwildlife

Hedgehog 'Bud'


Dragon Egg Illumination New Introduction Video - Edge Sculpture - Dragons

Hello folks ... this is going to be a very interesting week for us indeed. We will be starting it off with a very 'secret' experimental Edge Sculpture presentation on YouTube which will premiere on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM (BST).

Yes that is indeed tomorrow ...

This will be an opportunity to see a finished piece for the very first time and one which I have actually managed to remain completely silent about.

This has been extremely difficult for me and I have had to maintain extraordinary and remarkable self discipline not to even hint at it .... hehehe ... I am not joking.

Here is the direct YouTube link for those who would like to see just what we have been up to with this project.

all the very best, Matt

'Secret Experimental' YouTube Launch Presentation.

Hello folks .... The dates for our new Autumn Edge Sculpture launch presentations on YouTube have been set and the time with which they will premiere.

Tuesday Sept 26th / 7:00 pm (BST) 'Secret Experimental' YouTube Launch Presentation. Wednesday Sept / 7:00 pm (BST) Giraffe Calf and Rhino Calf YouTube Launch Presentation. My brother Dan still has some creative production work to do on them so as soon as he has uploaded them I can share the links. So almost there .... hehehe ....

almost all the very best, Matt.

Secret Experimental' YouTube Launch Presentation.

Hello folks. Just thought I would touch base regarding when we are looking at launching our Autumn YouTube Edge Sculpture new release presentations. Dan and I are presently filming and correlating all of the media assets required to complete them including photography etc in order to 'hopefully' go to a fully functional launch within the last week of September.

By functional I mean timing everything so that all the shops and stockists are also able to pre-order the new pieces after the reveals. Next week we will be clarifying actual times and dates for the YouTube launch presentations of which there will be two. One with both the Giraffe Calf and the White Rhino Calf and the other .... well .... a 'secret' reveal of an Edge piece that is a little different. ....

hehehe all the very best, Matt

Clay prototype - White Rhino Calf

Hello folks ..... Here is the clay sculpture prototype for the new Edge Sculpture White Rhino Calf.

I must admit that after the Facebook Poll pitching pitching the Giraffe Calf against the possibility of a White Rhino Calf the response was that enthusiastic for both, that even though I had to sculpt the winner, I thought that I just had to sculpt the Rhino Calf too .... hehehe.

As a result of all of the marvellous comments regarding both subjects throughout the original post I literally decided to also sculpt both at the same time in order to create a real synergy between them. Sometimes Poll's really do work well but this one was fantastic. Similarly to the previous Giraffe post the final production piece will also allow the light to travel through it in a three dimensional fashion.

The finished painted piece will also feature with the Giraffe when Dan and I film our YouTube launch presentation.

all the very best, Matt

#rhino #rhinos #rhinoceros #whiterhino #whiterhinoceros #africanwildlife #africa #african #sculpture #sculptures #sculptureart #sculptureartist #art #edgesculpture #mattbuckley

clay prototype white rhino calf

Clay prototype - Giraffe Calf

Hello folks .... Here is the clay sculpture prototype for the new Edge Sculpture Giraffe Calf.

After an incredibly motivating Poll earlier in the year pitching the possibility of a Giraffe Calf against a White Rhino Calf I felt that after such a fantastic response that I just had to sculpt the winner.

To be honest the Poll was in some ways very close with enthusiasm for both subjects but I thought the Giraffe was the one to sculpt first.

I have made some alterations from this clay piece with the production master and have worked on the eye lash detail, ears and horns a little .... also you will be able to see straight through the final painted piece. This will of course be revealed with the YouTube release presentation.

all the very best, Matt

#giraffe #giraffecalf #giraffelove #giraffeart #africanwildlife #africa #african #sculpture #sculptureart #sculptureartist #art #galleryart #edgesculpture #mattbuckley

Supersized Rhino Bust

Hello folks ... now this is truly interesting. An incredibly talented chap called Mitch Frerichs and his truly dedicated team of volunteers from Corso & Co began earlier this year working towards the mammoth task of sculpting a truly behemoth scaled up version of the Edge Sculpture Rhino bust / head.

This huge undertaking is to create a truly massive float display to take part in Bloemenscorso. This is where many small and giant floats alike, festooned with flowers and foliage celebrate Volksfeest in the Netherlands where on Friday 25th and Sat 26th August they parade through the center of Winterswijk to a celebratory audience of 50,000 people. .... yes indeed this weekend.

Mitch contacted me several months ago regarding the project which I couldn't have been more flattered about .... but when I look at the work involved and the progress they have made with it I cannot help but be incredibly humbled by it.

They began with a team of 8 which then grew to 16 and when they now have to decorate and paint the piece they will have up to 120 folks helping out. All I can say is 'wow'. This video is not the finished endeavor and Mitch is sending me pictures of the super large Rhino when it is finally completed and taking part .... but just look at it. 8.5 metres tall and huuuge.

hats of to Mitch and his epic team and all the very best Matt.


Hello folks, As the Summer unfortunately starts to close in it’s that time of year again where we have to start to consider and plan ahead with new Edge Sculpture YouTube presentations featuring the pieces that we have been working on over the last few months towards their Autumn release.
Over the past few months I have sculpted three new subjects and all of them in various stages of development but advanced enough to the extent that we are incredibly near to be able to reveal them as fully realized production pieces.

Dan and I are looking at making two YouTube presentations, one that will feature two pieces and the other with something different, demonstrating a piece that we have been experimenting with and will only be revealed when the presentation itself is finally launched. This has been a fun venture and we look forward to finally showing you what we have been up to.

Following this post I will be uploading pictures of one subject that I have sculpted in it’s original clay phase even though at this point the piece has been developed way further on its journey towards production and manufacture.

Next week I will post up a second piece also in the clay for your perusal and with it hopefully more details regarding specific dates for when Dan and I are looking to launch our YouTube premieres.

At present we are thinking of sometime around mid-September. My apologies for being vague but we still have a lot of work to do …. Oh yes … hehehe.

All the very best indeed, Matt

Giraffe Bust Mini Video

Hello folks ..... My brother Dan has just uploaded another YouTube mini-presentation video and it features the Edge Sculpture Giraffe Bust. Here is the direct link for those who may want to take a look ....

all the very best Matt

#giraffe #giraffes #giraffelove #giraffelife #africa #african #africanwildlife #wildlifesculpture #sculpture #sculptures #art #artist #edgesculpture #mattbuckley


Hello folks … The Summer is finally here and with it a cocktail of beaches and barbeques along with disco and night fever. With this in mind we have gone all atomic and retro with two very special Edge Sculpture Gorilla limited editions pieces, both finished in an incredible scheme created by our extremely talented in-house painter, Dylan Vaughan.

Believe it or not the Mountain Gorilla only remains in a very specific location of Africa. There are incredibly only two populations remaining with one residing on the Virunga volcanic mountains within the Albertine Rift Montane Forests which pass through Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo and the other within Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

These factors certainly were the inspirations for the names we have chosen for these new additions and we hope you like them ...

‘Virunga‘ our Edge Sculpture Gorilla Bust, is emblazoned in an explosive eruption of mighty volcanic colour to truly rock and shock your abode. A Limited Edition of only 75 pieces.

Next is ‘Bwindi’, our Edge Sculpture Baby Gorilla, a most flamboyant little forest fellow indeed and popping with mountainous punch. A Limited Edition of only 150 pieces, Each piece will have an individual number and will be hand signed by myself with also a signed certificate of authenticity.

Both pieces are now both available to pre-order from your local Edge Sculpture stockist who will be able to order themselves from the trade only website.

all the very best Matt

Tiger Bust

Hello folks .... here is the all new Edge Sculpture Tiger Bust in it's fully painted production state. This was such a challenge for me to work on having sculpted the original snarling Tiger Bust well over ten years ago. I wanted to capture a strong and passively powerful expression with this piece with maybe a hint of 'Shere Khan' added in for good measure ... hehehe

all the best, Matt


Hello folks .... here is the new Edge Sculpture Koala and Joey Bust in it's fully painted production state.

all the best, Matt


Hello folks .... here is the new Edge Sculpture Lion Cub in it's fully painted production state.
We also painted the piece in white for the show so will post a picture as soon I we have one .... .

all the best, Matt


Hello folks ... here is the Edge Sculpture 'sitting' Gorilla now available in White. I personally am a huge fan of the film 'Rampage' with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and couldn't resist adding the piece to the portfolio .... hehehe

all the best, Matt


Hello folks .... here are two new colourways now available for the Edge Sculpture Chameleon and African Tree Frog.
The Chameleon in Rainbow Pink and the frog in Aqua Pink

all the best, Matt


Hello folks .... here is the Edge Sculpture Highland Cow / Heilan Coo Bust in a new 'Black' colourway. Peggy has done a fantastic job of utilizing soft blues and purples to really help make the piece stand out.

all the best, Matt

Shark - Verdi-Gris

Hello folks .... here is a new nautically inspired verdigris paint finish for the Edge Sculpture Shark.

all the best, Matt

Octopus - Verdi-Gris

Hello folks .... here is a new nautically inspired verdigris paint finish for the Edge Sculpture Octopus.

all the best, Matt

French Bulldog - Tricolore - Limited Edition 100

Hello folks .... may we say 'Vive la France' or 'Long live the Frenchie' .... hehehe

Here is a new Limited Edition finish for Edge Sculpture French Bulldog proudly boasting the fine colours of “Le drapeau tricolore” or the French tricolour flag.

all the best, Matt

Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Saint George Limited Edition 100

Hello folks .... “Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' ... hehehe

Here is a new Limited Edition finish for the Edge Sculpture Staffordshire Bull terrier. An extremely patriotic English Staffy indeed ....

all the best, Matt

Amethyst Venus

Hello folks .... here is the new 'Amethyst' colour finish for the Edge Sculpture Venus

all the best, Matt

Sasha - Amethyst Venus

Hello folks ... here is Sasha demonstrating her incredible artistic talents having completed her very first original paint design. Sasha wanted to achieve an Amethyst inspired look with the Edge Sculpture Venus and I must say it looks fantastic ..... she has even finished the back of the piece in a metallic green which looks really cool ... hehehe

This piece will become available for the stockists to pre-order later this week along with some other interesting additions which I will also be posting in due course.

We are also sending a physical mail-shot out today to all of our stockists with all of the relevant information .... all the very best, Matt

Hedgehog 'Snowball'

Hello folks ... The Time Limited Edition for our festive little Hedgehog 'Snowball' is now available for all of our shops / galleries and stockists to pre order from our trade only website.

This Edition will only be available for the shops to order from October 3rd to December 24th 2022. All pieces will be individually numbered, and I will be signing all the pieces along with their accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.

all the very, very best, Matt


Hello folks ...

here is the clay prototype for an Edge Sculpture Highland Cow Bust.

This is very much a piece that I certainly enjoyed sculpting and really wanted to create a real sense of character and mood with .... 'Bullish' in fact ... hehehe

All the very best, Matt


Hello folks ...

Here is the working clay prototype for an Edge Sculpture African Tree or Reed Frog. This is a piece that I have sculpted that can not only sit by itself as a singular piece but can also be directly placed with the new Chameleon to form a scene of sorts.

This is very much a subject where colour choice is paramount and so has been a pretty tricky piece to develop. So much so that at present we have painted seven different options and I am still struggling with which ones to actually launch. Even the painters can't decide ..... hehehe

What we are in fact going to do is get them all professionally photographed and for the very first time post them up individually on Facebook and gauge reaction .... indeed a poll of sorts.  Either way here is the little fellow in the clay.

Certainly a piece though that really comes to life when painted.

All the very best Matt


 Hello folks...

The Three Wise Monkey's or in this case Three Wise or not so Wise Chimp's and of course also great apes .... hehehe.
The new Edge Sculpture Baby Chimpanzee is indeed 'Hear no Evil' and the first piece in this series. I will of course be sculpting the other two in the future and here is an idea of what they may look like.
The two Paper cut out sketches are really there just to demonstrate the series as a whole and may possibly change in terms of pose when I sculpt them.

All the very best Matt


Hello Folks,

We are getting very near indeed to the Edge Sculpture launch presentation on YouTube for the Autumn .... in fact we are literally still filming and consuming way too many energy drinks in the process .... hehehe .... however I have up to this point only posted two of the three pieces so here is the third new release.

This is the clay sculpture prototype of a Panda Cub. I actually sculpted this new addition several months ago but because a Panda has such distinctive markings I felt leaving it until we are closer to its fully painted reveal would make more sense ..... it's one of those instances where adding colour makes such a huge difference to the look of a piece ..... hehehe

All the very best Matt


Hello Folks,

Here is the working clay prototype for a new Edge Sculpture Chameleon. I wanted to sculpt something a little different, and I am really looking forward to developing this piece in colour...

Of course we will keep the final finished production piece ready for our Autumn presentation ... hehehe

All the very best Matt


Hello Folks,

Here is the clay sculpture prototype for an Edge Sculpture Baby Chimpanzee.

This piece not only is an addition to the growing 'Born to be Wild' series but ultimately is also one of a set of three in its own right.

This is my take on 'Hear No Evil' or rather in this case at least 'Hear a Little' ... hehehe, with the other two Wise Monkeys or in this instance Great Apes , 'See a Little' and 'Speak a Little' coming in the future .... well once I have sculpted them that is  .... hehehe.

With this set instead of following a typical suit by having the hands over the ears completely as it would be with 'Hear No Evil' I wanted to instead to inject a touch of human behavior where we have a curious little Chimp trying his very best to hear something that maybe he otherwise shouldn't. Who knows ...

I also will be sculpting the other two accompanying pieces within a similar vein ....

all the very best,



Hello Folks,

I have just finished sculpting an Edge Sculpture Hedgehog for Spring 2021. He are some pictures of the new 'Edgehog' in its clay form, albeit in very much a different season. The piece will also be in far more of a hollow form with the final production release.

all the very best,



Hello folks.

Here is the clay prototype I have almost completed for an Edge Sculpture Orangutan Head / Bust. This hopefully will be a 2021 release probably from around April.

With the sculpt I wanted to capture an expression of a very soulful and wisdomous 'old man of the woods'. Of course paint / colour will have a huge effect on how the final production piece will look. We will also be doing a YouTube presentation for the Orangutan at some point in the new year.

Scale-wise it goes with the large Gorilla and Chimpanzee busts.

My apologies for the armature protruding from the top hehehe

all the best,



Hello Folks ....

even though I am almost finished on 2021 Edge Sculpture piece number two I had a chat with the little Frenchie and we both felt some minor tweaks were in order hehehe.
I also used the 'eiffel' setting on my Pixel 3 to create the right mood ....

all the best Matt


Hello Folks,

With all of the winter flurries of late I thought I would post an appropriate preview of a new colourway we have been thinking about for a while. 'Snowflake' was the world's only existing 'albino' or White Gorilla and my partner Becky thought he would make a smashing companion to our expanding Edge Sculpture 'Born to be Wild' series.

Peggy, as always, has done another marvelous job of bringing him to life with colour and is also incredibly busy working with me on the new additions we are looking at releasing hopefully around mid - March.
We are making this little chap available for our stockists to order very soon indeed from our Trade only website.

all the very best,



Hello Folks ... I have started work on a new Edge Sculpture piece .... however i must say that sometimes early on in the process the clay can fight you and generally misbehave ...... should have expected it with a Staffie hehehe

all the best


Matt sculpting staffie