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Jenny Pickford

Jenny Pickford Blacksmith
Contact
English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7985246056
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The uplifting power of sculpture

  • • Jenny is one of the UK’s leading female artist blacksmiths
  • • Her designs combine forged, galvanised steel and blown glass
  • • Her large-scale public art pieces have an emotional power

Jenny grew up on a farm and has always been inspired by the natural world. “I think people in cities are often more disconnected from nature than we used to be and so I hope my art helps people reconnect with the natural world,” she says. Jenny’s vision and energy is infectious. Her designs posses a unique drama, yet work in total harmony with their surroundings. She is a regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has exhibited at Buckingham Palace as part of the Coronation Festival and her Agapanthus sculpture was the show feature at the Chicago Flower Show in 2012.

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Works

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Agapanthus

This tall plant illustrates the strength and delicacy of the natural world. The forged steel leaves move gently in the passing breeze, and the blown glass flowers radiate light, bringing the sculpture to life.

Height 500 cm
Diameter 300 cm

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Agapanthus, detail

Supported on thin forged steel stems, the flowers move in the breeze. The flower heads were fitted with 80 pieces of hand blown glass.

Height 500 cm

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Wildflowers

This monumental wildflower bouquet was inspired by Jenny’s childhood memories of picking flowers for her mother. This elegant and delicate sculpture, with a forged steel stem and leaves and blown glass flowers, depicts bluebells and sweet woodruff.

Height 450 cm
Length 300 cm
Width 150 cm

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Hibiscus City

Inspired by the Chengdu hibiscus, this sculpture, which combines forged steel and blown glass, was commissioned by the city of Chengdu in China.

Height 400 cm
Diameter 300 cm

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Allium

A thin stem of forged steel supports the allium flower that sways gently in the breeze. The head of the flower is made up of 60 blown glass elements.

Height 320 cm
Diameter 200 cm

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