Wilhelmina XIII
Wilhelmina XIII

bronze, ed. 9

15 x 22 x 6 cm

In memoriam Louwrens Wouda, who named one of his cows after a Dutch queen, and her descendents thereafter .

 

On Beauty
On Beauty

bronze, unique

horse: 16 x 16 x 8

Based on a Lebanese proverb: "Corpulence is the property of the big horse, slenderness that of the gazelle"

Leaping Cat
Leaping Cat

bronze, unique

19 x 14 x 4 cm

From "The King of The Cats" Touring exhibition of works inspired by stories from Lancashire, this is the messenger cat, leaping back up the chimney.

Apparition of the White Dobbie
Apparition of the White Dobbie

bronze on charred log.

hare: edition of 25; dog and figure: unique.

28 x 86 x 9 cm.

Inspired by a folktale from Ulverston, about a ghostly spectral figure and his very lively familiar, a hare. 

The Dobbie's Hare
The Dobbie's Hare

bronze, edition: 25

16 x 14 x 10 cm.

A familiar - according to a folktale from Ulverston (Lancashire)

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye

Bronze (ed. 25) on oak base

36 x 49x 4cm

Cat-king
Cat-king

Ceramic sculpture

Part of "The King of the Cats!" Touring exhibition of work inspired by stories from Lancashire.

A strange cat appears from the chimney bearing a message for the resident cat: “Tell Dildrum Doldrum is dead”. On hearing this, the resident cat follows the messenger back up the chimney.

Hare in My Pocket II
Hare in My Pocket II

Ceramic relief, unique

25 x 20 x 7 cm

From: The King of the CatsTouring Exhibition of work inspired by stories from Lancashire, this piece is based on a sinister story of a spectre and his familiar - a hare.

Hare in my Pocket I
Hare in my Pocket I

ceramic relief, unique, sold -  first in series of hares in pockets

 

Dun Cow of Parlick
Dun Cow of Parlick

Bronze, edition: 25

11 x 18 x 3 cm

There once grazed on the hill of Parlick in the Forest of Bowland an enormous and magnificent dun-coloured cow. She would fill the jug, cup or bucket of whoever came to her in need of milk. Until one day an old woman came with a sieve, and milked her dry.

 

Dead Dun Cow
Dead Dun Cow

bronze

For "the King of the Cats" touring exhibition I made a series of peepboxes with simple interaction. Here is the cow after her sad demise; the result of human greed and envy....or was it poverty? Visit www.thekingofthecats.wordpress.com and read the story - retold by Jaqueline Harris.

The Accused
The Accused

Available in bronze (edition 24), shown here as clay original.

28 x 13 x 8.5 cm approx.

Chattox, one of the "Pendle Witches" , in the dock, trying to save her skin, and that of her daughter in Lancaster,1612.

Skriker
Skriker

bronze relief sculpture, edition: 30

10.5 x 13.5 x 1 cm

From "The King of the Cats" Touring Exhibition

In the story of the Skriker from the Forest of Bowland a huge, unearthly dog portends death and frightens a man quite out of his wits. I found an image of a shadow of a dog that was more nightmarish than the dog itself.

The Black Cock
The Black Cock

Bronze, edition: 25

14 x 16 x 6.5 cm

Based on a story of a black cockerel who appears on top of the coffin of a man who is carried to his last resting place. Despite every effort of the villagers to chase him away he remains on the coffin and later on the grave; it is as though he insists on guarding the deceased to beyond the here and now.

 

The White Dobbie
The White Dobbie

Available in bronze, shown here as clay original.

In a story from Bardsea near Barrow-in-Furness, the White Dobbie - a haunted specter of a man - appears,  walking the coastal road, accompanied by a mad hare, striking fear into man and beast.
 

The Dobbie's Hare
The Dobbie's Hare

Available in bronze (edition 24) - shown here as clay original

16 x 14 x 7 cm

The Hare is the familiar of the Dobbie, usually running ahead of this spectral character, sometimes jumping into his pocket to give comment.

 

The Milk-white Doe, fleeting
The Milk-white Doe, fleeting

Bronze, edition: 24

15 x 12 x 2 cm

Once in a while a fallow deer turns out white. Can you imagine anything more fabulous than the appearance in the Lancashire fells of a white doe? No wonder it gave rise to a story of magic and enchantment.

 

White Doe Running
White Doe Running

bronze, unique, sold - though similar bronzes are available

13 x 16 x 2 cm

White Hart, Running
White Hart, Running

bronze, unique

14.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm

Leaping Doe
Leaping Doe

Sandcast bronze (edition 25) on oak base

31 x 16 x 4 cm

Inspired by a lancashire folktale

 

Eagle and Child
Eagle and Child

bronze, edition: 25

8.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm

A baby, born of an Irish queen, is kidnapped by an eagle who carries it aloft to its nest in Lathom Park. The image features on the Stanley family standard, through marriage between the families. I delight in the contrast between bird and baby.

Lop-eared Rabbit-girl
Lop-eared Rabbit-girl

Shown here as ceramic sculpture - available in bronze.

A young girl from Crank near St Helens shape-shifts into a lop-eared rabbit, frightening the men who have harmed her quite out of their wits. 

I find the role teenage girls play in folktales quite fascinating, and tried to make the sculpture unsetteling through subtle rabbit-like changes in her appearance.

 

The Earthenware Goose, or : Goose or Pitcher?
The Earthenware Goose, or : Goose or Pitcher?

bronze, unique

10 x 14 x 4.5 cm

A play on the related forms of a goose and a pitcher; inspired by a story from Crank, Lancashire, in which an old woman changes her goose into a pitcher.

Spectral Cat
Spectral Cat

Terra Cotta

The spectral cat appears in a story from Leyland; it repeatedly moves the building site of a church under construction. After killing a man who stands in his way the villagers agree to follow the cat’s design.

The Fisherman from Morecambe Bay
The Fisherman from Morecambe Bay

bronze, ed. 25 on charred wood base

Ganzebord Gans
Ganzebord Gans

bronze, unique

Inspired by a Dutch friend and a Dutch game

He who follows his Nose I
He who follows his Nose I

bronze, edition: 24

8 x 16 x 4 cm

 

Pointer, or:  He who Follows his Nose II
Pointer, or: He who Follows his Nose II

bronze, eition: 24

8 x 15 x 3 cm

He who follows his nose III
He who follows his nose III

bronze, edition: 24

8 x 15 x 4 cm

Lamb's Head
Lamb's Head

Cast iron - also available in bronze, edition: 25

10 x 15 x 17 cm

Pod III
Pod III

Bronze, edition: 25

11 x 8 x 6 cm

Lucky II
Lucky II

bronze

9 x 7 x 3 cm

Lucky (relief)
Lucky (relief)

Bronze

16 x 10 x 2.5

Inspired by a Middle Eastern proverb:" Throw him in the water and he will rise with a fish in his mouth".

Windsor Mustard
Windsor Mustard

bronze (edition: 25), hay, terra cotta

Inspired by an english nursery rhyme:

I had a litle horse, his name was "Dappled Grey"

His head was made if gingerbread, his tale was made of hay.

He could amble, he could trot, he could carry the mustard pot,

He could amble, he could trot, through the old town of Windsor.

Selfrising
Selfrising

bronze, edition: 25

20 x 21 x 8 cm

High Flyer
High Flyer

horse: bronze (edition: 25), tree: welded steel, unique

46 x 34 x 22 cm

 

Rolling
Rolling

bronze, edition: 25

9.5 x 12 x 9cm

Dormouse
Dormouse

bronze. edition: 25

10 x 10 x 7 cm.

Ha, ha!
Ha, ha!

bronze, edition: 10

15 x 19 x 8 cm

From the "Chanticleer" series of sculptures inspired by Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale"