Just wanted to say that we both absolutely adore him - he is so beautiful and graceful and characterful… very very grateful indeed for this great piece of art.Emma Freud and Richard Curtis, London
Our stallion really is wonderful!John and Melanie Bishop, Cheshire
He has arrived. He is wonderful. A thing of beauty . Thank you. Best wishesAnon
Dear Andy, Oh, que bella!!!!! Fabulous! I can hardly tear my eyes away from the sculptures!!! It is incredible what you can do with metal!Rolfe Kuhn, Lubeck Germany
Hi Andy, Just wanted to let you know that your Alert Hind was the centrepiece at my husband’s birthday celebrations and he was absolutely thrilled!Amanda Cully, Gloucestershire
Our lake is now resplendent with your Stag; so pleased!Susan Gant, Wiltshire
Love the work Andrew; a rare talent.Chantelle Montefiore, Florence
All arrived safely to your schedule and are now grazing in the paddock.Peter White, Argyll
They look stunning Andy, well done.Mary Bettridge, Hampshire
So pleased; Simon will be delighted. Many thanks.Caroline Cloret, Geneva
Your Hind is watching us as we speak, so alert!Michael Winstanley, Dorset
I cannot recommend Andrew or his work highly enough. We are very proud of our trio of Sika. I must say they are also appreciated by their cousins who visit them from time to time; a very interesting site.The Viscountess Brookeborough
Andy, my wife absolutely loves him. I am so pleased and he is fabulous. All worked wonderfully and he is now commanding a fine position on the lawn. Thank you so much, he is a fantastic sculpture. He is so industrial yet full of lovely elegant detail. We are very impressed. Thank you to you and your wife for helping Clare’s day have such a super surprise....she has declared he is the best thing she has!Richard Golding, Buckinghamshire
Installé dans le nord-ouest de l’Angleterre, Andrew Kay est un sculpteur primé dont on voit les œuvres un peu partout dans le monde. Depuis son atelier dans les collines sauvages du Cumbria (son département natal), Andrew crée des sculptures qui inspirent des acclamations répandues, notamment des commandes de la part des collectivités, des domaines et des collectionneurs privés. Vu qu’il puise son inspiration du monde naturel, ses sculptures grandeur nature saisissent l’anatomie puissante et l’essentiel des bêtes sauvages en utilisant des formes et structures d’une simplicité trompeuse.
Licencié de l’université de Leeds (‘Design’, 1992), Andrew sillonne ensuite la Scandinavie, grâce à une bourse de voyage. De par cette expérience, il acquiert un respect pour un esprit de conception pur et net, primordial dans la conception scandinave. Suite à une période comme scénographe au théâtre Franz Kafka de Prague, il retourne en Angleterre et établit en 1994 un atelier de sculpture près de Kirkby Lonsdale, dans le Cumbria.
I first choose a subject that appeals to me, predominantly animals native to Britain.
Then, with the help of anatomical drawings and photographs, I work up some preliminary sketches. Once happy with the form and posture, this is drawn up full size on a wall in the workshop.
Normally starting from the feet up, I offer cut lengths of steel up to the drawing and the sculpture starts to take shape as each piece is welded together.
The works are normally made in ¾ inch square solid steel bar. Each piece is cut roughly to size and then is cold forged in a press until the right shape is created.
There can be eighty or more components to a sculpture, and each specific piece needs to correlate with the next.