THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCTION

 

The idea for the Buzzard, took flight as the second sculpture in a series based on indigenous species created for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. The buzzard project is part of the Borough Council’s 2016 entry in Britain in Bloom.

Mounted at a focal point in the town, the scale and detail of this piece makes it a real talking point. A ground-breaking project in terms of the fabrication techniques and skills involved, the Artworks team created this amazing sculpture in under six weeks. Have you spotted the Buzzard yet? 

MAKING THE BUZZARD

 

The 12ft mild steel sculpture commissioned by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, took two months to complete and has a wingspan of over 3 metres, nearly 3 times as big as a real buzzard. The breathtaking piece was created with thanks to Artist, Andy Edwards and Artworks Manager, Phil Brown. There are over 100 individual pieces in the sculpture forming feathers, beak and talons.

It is inspired by a recent surge in the native species, and is part of a programme to decorate Newcastle’s roundabouts with indigenous animals.

“Working on large scale 3D projects like the buzzard helps build the confidence of young engineering apprentices, because they do not naturally think in that magnitude"

Andy Edwards, Artist 

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PHILLIP ASTLEY MEMORIAL

Have you heard? The circus is in town! Find out more about the first Ringmaster and father of the modern Circus.

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THE HONEY BEE

Whats that buzzing sound? It's our metalwork honey bee sculpture situated in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme!

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THE SWANS

Located at The Trentham Estate, these ‘living’ sculptures were ingeniously designed to look like they are coming in to land.

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