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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


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