Stephanie creates her unique and beautiful sculptures from her studio based near the shores of Morecambe Bay.
“Morecambe Bay is one of the few places left in the UK to have a reasonable population of Curlew, my favourite bird.
This beautiful bird is on the RSPB endangered list, but through charities such as CurlewAction.org and Educational Projects, valuable work is being done to redress this.
My love of Curlew began early and I am now proud to be an Ambassador for Curlew Action.
The Lune Estuary provides endless inspiration and I witness first-hand the bird life, the ebb and flow of tides and the changing seasons.
In addition to Conservation, sustainability is important to me and to Margaret a local fisherwoman - an inspirational figure who practises the ancient form of salmon fishing* called Ha'af Netting.
In terms of materials, both new and recycled wire are used, my local scrapyards are getting used to the mad woman from Morecambe who "makes stuff out of wire!" I get the impression they are secretly happy to play a part in the process!
All my pieces are original designs made entirely by hand, so each piece will be slightly different.”
Recently two of Stephanie’s sculptures been selected for prestigious Exhibition of The Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.