Fenella Noble

I make animals from chicken wire which mellows to pale grey in the garden.

Having been trained in ceramics I always preferred modelling to throwing and was delighted to discover the possibilities in chick,en wire. It’s self supporting, weatherproof and malleable and allows me to work on a much larger scale than I could with clay, while allowing me to work intuitively and expressively. I do need industrial strength gloves and a few fencer’s tools but other than that it’s a case of careful observation, lots of drawing and strong hands to create each piece. I started several years ago by making a large cow, followed by piglets to keep her company and then sheep, chickens, foxes, geese, a Muntjac deer, a stag, foxhound puppies and some ducks. This year I’m planning a murder of crows for Open Studio.

Open days

  • Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
  • Saturday 9th May

About my studio

I shall be working in the garage cutting, folding and fixing chicken wire using pliers and hog rings.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

Studio location

68 Trap Lane
Bents Green
Sheffield
S11 7RG

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