This goldfinch sculpture stands up on his own, ready to adorn your bookshelf or mantlepiece. He is made from hand printed papers in mostly white and gold, with black and yellow wings and a red face. His beak is gold, with a tiny love heart shaped grey tip. His legs are paper wrapped steel, which makes him very sturdy on his feet.
I use 300 gsm recycled watercolour paper to make my sculptures, which is a very heavy card. His body is covered with hand cut paper feathers and he is varnished with a UV protective lacquer, which protects him from harsh sunlight.
In folklore, goldfinches are meant to represent the importance of looking on the bright side and embracing optimism and I love that they are our little cheerleaders, spreading hope and glee.
One of Britain’s favourite garden visitors, the Goldfinch is a very sociable bird, and makes delightful twittering sounds to their flock mates. They’re a firm favourite in my garden! Their scientific name is Carduelis carduelis, derived from the Latin word Carduus, which means ‘thistle’ - one of their favourite foods!
Made to order. Each little guy will have his own markings and expression, making every one unique.
Varnished with a UV protective lacquer.
Made with 300gsm recycled papers.
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Welcome to the paper sculpture menagerie. My name is Kate and I make handmade paper sculptures to bring cheer to your décor. Every one of my pieces is one of a kind, made from recycled 300 gsm paper (really sturdy cardstock). Each design is tested for durability, and they are varnished with a UV protective lacquer to seal their edges and protect their vibrant colours. Each sculpture is designed, individually printed, cut, assembled and embellished entirely by hand to make sure each and every one has its own unique character. Birds are my most favourite subject. I also make flowers and other wildlife. I am inspired by countryside walks and garden visitors. I often describe myself as a seasonal maker, as I can often be found at my desk making cosy pieces in the autumn and bright, cheerful blooms in the summertime. I’ve been making my sculptures for over 15 years now, and my work aims to evoke the joy I find in the great outdoors. I do hope they make you smile.