The making of a bronze sculpture is very complex: it normally involves a number of skilled people who work with the artist’s original study. A variety of casts and moulds are made (plaster, silicone and ceramic), and generally during this process the original work of the artist is destroyed. What is produced by others is simply a copy of the original idea. You can see what the creator intended but his soul is not really in this new piece – it was in the lost original study.

For this very reason I have developed for my sculptures a technique of fusing Raku and metal, creating a medium in which my original study is the finished sculpture, retaining all of my personal efforts. You can touch or run your fingers over this sculpture and you will feel my labour and care because it is a true original.