Made in Britain
A simple copper sculpture of a single Dragonfly on a Bulrush. Handmade from copper.
Integral steel spike to allow it to be pushed directly into the ground
A perfect garden gift
Original designs by Gary Pickles
Gary has honed his skills have over many years, to produce some remarkably beautiful pieces of work, reflecting the natural plant forms that have been his inspiration.
In a modest workshop in East Yorkshire, England, Gary has been producing his range of Copper fountains since 1999. He has remained steadfast in his resolve to produce very high quality pieces, with the best materials and from original designs.
Through a process of annealing and hammering, very lifelike forms can be made from a plain sheet of copper plate. Where appropriate, all key joints are made using a specialist, hard solder, which makes a union stronger than the material itself. This enables the creation of a piece of sculpture, which may look light and fragile, but is in fact extremely resilient.
The copper is intentionally left in its natural state, to benefit from the constant changing patinas, building up over many decades. This process allows the fountain to blend perfectly into a garden, integrating, without dominating.