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Sue McLearie

Sue has been painting and sculpting animals in various mediums since childhood. As the hobby grew and commissions increased from office colleagues, something had to give.
In December 1997 she resigned, leaving behind the long daily commute to the office and started to sell her artwork professionally.

Since the first sale of an experimental wire sculpture at the Marwell Zoo exhibition in 2008, Sue’s work has evolved into these unique and original creature creations.

Look closely and you will discover that the sculptures have not been painted at all, but have been finished with a ’skin’ of coloured papers.
These small pieces of colour have been gleaned from hundreds of magazines and make each piece unique.

'Although still sculpting wildlife, more commissions are coming through for domestic animals and I’m finding them a joy to work on, especially the dog breeds.
It is always a thrill when I’m asked to sculpt a species or breed that I’ve never created before.
Each creature is unique, even a commission of the same animal will never be exactly the same and they always make me smile.
I hope they make you smile too.’

Please visit Sue's website to view the sculpture gallery, commission information, photo diary, prices etc.

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After very many years of craft&design we've decided that we'd like to retire and so in 57 days we will close the craft&design website, including craft&design Online and the craft&design Selected Makers and Craft and Design Month websites. We've had a brilliant 35 years and would like to thank all our readers, advertisers, writers, contributors and website visitors for their support throughout that time. Our very best wishes to you all for the future - Angie and Paul.