Hand Carved Wood ‘Heron in the Reeds’


 ‘Heron in the Reeds’


Hand Carved Wood  ‘Heron in the Reeds’

Another quirky and original, free standing sculpture by John Mainwaring.

Collect from gallery £220

Including UK delivery £235

H15 x W17 cm on a base 11 x 7 cm

After leaving school John Mainwaring not only served a traditional apprenticeship as a carpenter, he also received private tuition in art and in 1974 he was able to merge the two disciplines when he embarked on his career as a maker/carver.

John’s work has been featured on TV as well as numerous publications with Miller’s Collectables describing his pieces as “collectables of the future”.

“My first experience with wood that I can remember is as a small boy in my father’s workshop watching him plane yellow pine with a large wooden plane. The lovely hissing noise as the iron cut crisply through the wood is etched in my memory.

Although I use traditional tools I am willing to incorporate modern developments if it suits me and I try to bring out the spirit or essence of the piece I am working on. If this needs exaggeration, the length of a bird’s beak for instance, then I will do so.”