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GREENWAYS FARM
RIBER VILLAGE
NR. MATLOCK
DERBYSHIRE
DE4 5JU
01629 583 108
0771 441 8174

Avocet with chicks

I have been fascinated by avocets for a long time.  They had been extinct in Britain for many years until they returned to breed, in the 1940s, on Havergate Island in Suffolk.  I remember cycling as a young boy, along with two friends, from Sheffield to Orford Quay.  We eagerly awaited the arrival of the small rowing boat which was to take us over to the island.  Havergate is an island in the middle of a wide river.  Under close supervision, we were escorted by the warden to be shown these wonderful birds.  It proved to be a special moment and one that lives with me to this day.

Since that day I have watched, sketched, painted, carved in wood, and now sculpted, avocets.  I will doubtless do more. 




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Bronze
32cm x 21cm x 35cm

Price:  3,055
Limited edition of 30

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