the artist

Sculptor Steve Mansfield creates unique hand crafted driftwood art. Staring at piles of driftwood for weeks, sometimes months, until inspiration strikes and two pieces come together. I used an old boat spar for years as a garden chair arm before it became an art lark bird!

With a little bit of sanding, a dab of paint, a rusty old nail, suddenly an artwork is created.

Instow DSC Instow Joined Filler Workshop Head Small Steve Mansfield Small duck
shaped and joined, filled and smoothed
 

inspiration

Living across the fields from a Cambridge nature
reserve for six or seven years, watching grebes dance
and herons fish.

Shearwaters, gannets and puffins, cormorants, razor-
bills and guillemots, black-backed gulls and kittiwakes
all spotted as a volunteer warden on Skomer Island.

Living across the fields from a Cambridge nature reserve for six or seven years, watching grebes dance and herons fish.

Shearwaters, gannets and puffins, cormorants, razor-bills and guillemots, black-backed gulls and kittiwakes all spotted as a volunteer warden on Skomer Island.

One Leg Gr Goose Pointy Pair Pond Flat Duck 2Pair Darter SM
 

details

Wind and tide washed with worm holes, knots,
burns, cracks, natural textures and rusting nails
showing traces of previous use.

Recycled driftwood, hand crafted with maybe
some lime wax or a touch of varnish, and a
roofing nail for the eye.

Wind and tide washed with worm hole, knots, burns, cracks, natural textures and rusting nails showing traces of previous use.

Recycled driftwood, hand crafted with maybe some lime wax or a touch of varnish, and a roofing nail for the eye.

Wet Phoenix SM Head Heron hed Copr
 

water birds

The sea sculpts driftwood, wearing away the soft grain, beautifying
cracks, holes, rusty old nails, and flaky paint. Inspired by the form and
texture I make artworks using just a few hand tool, enhancing the
found shapes - finishing the sculpture that was started by the sea.

Across the Atlantic, along the Avon Gorge and the banks of the Severn...
storm washed onto a Mediterranean shore... driftwood art inspired by
wading birds of the coast and estuaries.

The sea sculpts driftwood, wearing away the soft grain, beautifying cracks, holes, rusty old nails, and flaky paint. Inspired by the form and texture I make artworks using just a few hand tool, enhancing the found shapes - finishing the sculpture that was started by the sea.

Across the Atlantic, along the Avon Gorge and the banks of the Severn... storm washed onto a Mediterranean shore... driftwood art inspired by wading birds of the coast and estuaries.

Beach Heron SM Longnek Instow Duck DCS Duck 2
 

indoors and out

Indoor displays keep their colours for years.
Outdoors they soften with lichen and moss, becoming part
of the natural landscape.

Darkening when wet and bleaching in the sun, driftwood
keeps on weathering when displayed outside.

Indoor displays keep their colours for years. Outdoors they soften with lichen and moss, becoming part of the natural landscape.

Darkening when wet and bleaching in the sun, driftwood keeps on weathering when displayed outside.

Dog Heron SM OP Taking off White hunter Duck

Sitting in a pond for years,
now weathering beautifully.

 

the great outdoors

Stunning garden sculptures add to
your garden with style.

Somewhere sunny with a drying
breeze is the perfect
outdoor display area.

Just make sure they are anchored
down for windy conditions

Stunning garden sculptures add to your garden with style. Somewhere sunny with a drying breeze is the perfect outdoor display area. Just make sure they are anchored down for windy conditions.

White SM Heron

"Thank you so much for sending this for my birthday. What a perfect piece of sculpture and the most special present for me!

We are gradually extending our duck family to nineteen and they seem to be quite at home with the water from the brook and the wet soggy field"
Fiona P

"Thank you for my fabulous present, oh I love it, absolutely love it! It's really lovely."
Ann in Wales

"Thank you so much for sending this for my birthday. What a perfect piece of sculpture and the most special present for me! We are gradually extending our duck family to nineteen and they seem to be quite at home with the water from the brook and the wet soggy field"
Fiona P

"Thank you for my fabulous presset, oh I love it, absolutely love it! It's really lovely."
Ann in Wales

Curv Decoy Blak Egret Steve
 

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