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Patricia Northcroft

Patricia Northcroft I live in the countryside in a barn, which I converted back in 1993, located on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. A small stream runs through the garden, which is surrounded by fields, so there are many birds to be observed along with other wildlife, in the immediate vicinity.

I have always enjoyed working with my hands and after attending a weekend course on the "lost wax method of casting into bronze" and with the encouragement of the tutor, I completed a small sculpture of an Avocet.
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How I work

Patinating My original sculpture is worked in a mixture of three waxes of different consistencies. The shape is built up gradually by adding on, in order to obtain the three dimensional aspects of the piece. When I am satisfied with the piece, it goes to the foundry where they take a mould from my original
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If you wish to contact Patricia Northcroft please email to p.northcroft@btinternet.com