Bobbie Watchorn: Sculptures

Ceramics, all hand built, with individual pieces from £40 to approx £400 and cold cast bronzes (in limited editions of approx 20) from £75.

The images on this page are not to scale but for illustration only. If you are interested in buying one then please email Bobbie for details by clicking on the following link. Bobbie Watchorn

Artist statement

I have lived most of my life in the countryside. Married to a farmer with 3, now grown up children, I spend a lot of my time in the rural environment, observing both domesticated and non domesticated animals. I often find that something quirky, amusing, or characterful strikes me and I wish to capture it in form. Having drawn and painted from childhood, I find I can express myself most freely with the three dimensional image. I work mainly in clay and wax and will often do several “sketch pieces” to see what seems to work from all angles, as essentially sculpture should work in the round. I aim to develop a portfolio of work of both ceramic individual pieces and limited edition cold cast bronzes.

My aim is to capture the spirit of the subject without always portraying it in a totally literal sense. I hope that my work conveys a mixture of the essence of the subject and a little bit of me! I will often work in binge sessions when I am excited by my subject, no-one gets fed and the house gathers dust! I am drawn to the gentle humour of subjects and the shapes they create within a space. I would like others to see the subject perhaps in a way not always thought of before. For example, the beautiful and elegant Weimeraner dog is a complete clown when upside down!

Widget

46 x 32 cms
“My cheeky Jack Russell used to bow like this when she wanted to play, I could not resist capturing the pose.”

Fowl and Frog

16 x 18 cms
“I love guinea fowl! Such arrogant amusing birds, incredibly nosey and noisy, we had one called Gertie.”

Widget

46 x 32 cms
“My cheeky Jack Russell used to bow like this when she wanted to play, I could not resist capturing the pose.”

Rat's Hole

18 x 24 cms
“Yet more rats…. You either love them or loath them!”

Tawny Owl and Mice

30 x 49 cms
“I saw a tawny owl at a raptor display with this wonderful “one eye open and one shut” expression and wanted to put it down for posterity..”

Nelson and the Beetle

31 x 38 cms
“My son’s Labrador is the softest dog ever, one day he got a wasp on his nose, He didn’t get stung but I wanted to catch his expression! I felt it was not kind for him to be captured for eternity with a wasp so changed it for a rather fine beetle.”

Frog on a Log

20 x 9 cms
“This was inspired on a trip to Australia, it rained and the frogs were everywhere! In the loo, wardrobe, and under the bed. They all stared at you, as if you were intruding on their territory!”

Fowl and Frog

16 x 18 cms
“I love guinea fowl! Such arrogant amusing birds, incredibly nosey and noisy, we had one called Gertie.”

Wild Boar

Half life size
“Having been on a walking holiday in the Pyrenees,  we saw a wild boar peering at us through the bushes, that essentially piggy look and expression of “nobody messes with this pig!” inspired me to try to capture the character of this animal  without being too literal. They are fearsome but highly  amusing creatures and I wanted to capture it”

Earsham Park Farm, Earsham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2AQ
Tel: 01986 892180 or 07887 648139 or 07798 728936   Email: bobbie@earshamparkfarm.co.uk