Fenella Noble

I make animal garden sculptures from chicken wire.

Coming from a background in ceramics I am delighted with the possibilities opened up by chicken wire. It is strong and light so I am freed from the structural weakness of clay and also from the constraints of time. I can now work on a piece and come back to it a week later without considering the effect of the material drying out. I make drawings from photographs and interpret them in three dimensions, trying to work accurately whilst also trying to express the spirit and character of the creature. The animals I make are life sized or larger (there was an oversized rabbit a couple of years ago) and animate my garden, maintenance free, in all seasons,The grandchildren enjoy playing with them and I have been surprised by a wire fox hiding in an improvised den and a duck wearing a medal round its neck.

Open days

  • Saturday 11th May
  • Sunday 12th May

About my studio

My wire animals will be displayed in the garden and I will demonstrate wire working techniques in my studio.

  • 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
S11 7RG

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