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Hand made sculptures using strands of wire
Hand made sculptures using strands of wire
Hand made sculptures using strands of wire
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Majestic Wire Tree Sculptures By Andy Elliott

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Hi I'm Andy and I'm an artist based in Manchester UK.  

I've always been a creative type from a young age and enjoy making awesome crafts from whatever materials I could get my hands on. Over the years I've taught myself how to sculpt these bonsai style tree sculptures using strands of wire. 

 The Crafting Process

The trees made by twisting various lengths of wire (depending on the sculpture) in to the trunks, branches and leaves. I use pliers and an array of tools to create the desired effect. My largest sculptures contain hundreds of meters worth of wire and take up to a week to complete. 

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Small Trees

My small sculptures stand between 12 and 16 cm tall. 

My new designs are attached to rustic wood and bogwood pieces.

 Goal-

With your help I can fund the future creation of my artwork.  Money raised from this campaign will be used towards the following- 

  • Materials and tools to create sculptures
  • Studio/ workspace  
  • Photography equipment to document the process 
  • Development of future ideas and sculptures
  • Shipping equipment
  • tax

Time line- 

Rewards will be crafted and shipped out in tiers of 3 months at a time. All sculptures are handmade by myself and there will be a limited amount available per tier.

Tier 1  Ships by July 2017

Tier 2 Ships by October 2017

Tier 3 Ships by Jan 2018

Tier 4 Ships by April 2018

Rewards- 

Video- £6

- An in depth step by step video showing how I create the trees from my last campaign. (Digital Download) 

Classic Small Bonsai + Video - £30

Copper sculpture (12cm tall)  with glass base and pebbles. 

 

Bonsai Intertwined with Bogwood -

Long Arced Style + Video - £60

Long arced sculpture intertwined with bogwood piece via the roots. copper or aluminium available. (13cm tall)

 

 

 Upright Curved style + Video -£60

Upright curved sculpture intertwined with bogwood piece via the roots. copper or aluminium available. (16cm tall)

 

Flat Leaf Planted -

Flat leaf Planted Style + Video - £110

 Flat leaf Planted sculpture with wide leaves planted in a rustic circular wooden base. (16cm tall) Copper or aluminium available.

 Large Plinth Sculpture + Video - £1500 

A large sculpture with bushy leaves made from hundreds of metres of aluminium wire. Attached to a wooden plinth. Choice of 5 designs.  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The risks are low as I believe I have set out an adequate time frame in which to make and ship the sculptures.

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    Video Showing The Tree Making Process

    A step by step video I created during my last campaign showing how I craft the trees. (Digital Download)

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    Tier 1 Classic Small Bonsai Tree + Video

    A small hand made copper tree twisted in Bonsai style, attached to a glass base. Comes with decorative pebbles. 12cm tall

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    Tier 2 Classic Small Bonsai Tree + Video

    A small hand made copper tree twisted in Bonsai style, attached to a glass base. Comes with decorative pebbles. 12cm tall

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    Tier 3 Classic Small Bonsai Tree + Video

    A small hand made copper tree twisted in Bonsai style, attached to a glass base. Comes with decorative pebbles. 12cm tall

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    Tier 1 Long Arced Style + Video - £60

    A choice of Long Arced Style sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots.

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    Tier 1 Upright Curved Style + Video

    Upright curved sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots (16cm tall)

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    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 2 Long Arced Style + Video - £60

    A choice of Long Arced Style sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots.

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    • Long Arced Style
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    Tier 2 Upright Curved Style + Video

    Upright curved sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots (16cm tall)

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    • Video Showing The Tree Making Process
    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 3 Long Arced Style + Video - £60

    A choice of Long Arced Style sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots.

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    • Video Showing The Tree Making Process
    • Long Arced Style
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    Tier 3 Upright Curved Style + Video

    Upright curved sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots (16cm tall)

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    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 4 Long Arced Style + Video - £60

    A choice of Long Arced Style sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots.

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    • Long Arced Style
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    Tier 4 Upright Curved Style + Video

    Upright curved sculpture made with copper or aluminium wire. Attached to bogwood piece via roots (16cm tall)

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    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 1 Flat leaf Planted Style + Video

    Flat leaf Planted sculpture with wide leaves planted in a rustic circular wooden base. (15cm tall)

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    Tier 1 Both Arced+Upright Style+Video

    Both The Long Arced and Upright style sculptures attached to bogwood pieces.

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    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 2 Both Arced+Upright Style+Video

    Both The Long Arced and Upright style sculptures attached to bogwood pieces.

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    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 3 Both Arced+Upright Style+Video

    Both The Long Arced and Upright style sculptures attached to bogwood pieces.

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    • Long Arced Style
    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 4 Both Arced+Upright Style+Video

    Both The Long Arced and Upright style sculptures attached to bogwood pieces.

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    • Video Showing The Tree Making Process
    • Long Arced Style
    • Upright Curved Style
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    Tier 2 Large Plinth Sculpture -

    Large aluminium sculpture attached to wooden plinth. A choice between 5 different designs.

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    Tier 3 Large Plinth Sculpture -

    Large aluminium sculpture attached to wooden plinth. A choice between 5 different designs.

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    • Large Plinth Sculpture
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    Tier 4 Large Plinth Sculpture -

    Large aluminium sculpture attached to wooden plinth. A choice between 5 different designs.

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    • Large Plinth Sculpture
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Funding period

- (30 days)