Roy is a sculptor, artist and Master Goldsmith, and is one of South Africa’s finest craftsmen.
His fine attention to detail and artistic creativity produces bronze sculptures that take one’s breath away!
Roy decided, after many years as a jeweller, that he would like to try his hand at sculpting.
A client asked whether Roy would be interested in making a sculpture for him – if he liked it he’d buy it. Roy said if the client didn’t like it he’d keep it for himself. Although he’d committed himself, Roy didn’t actually know anything about sculpture. In true DIY spirit, he went about acquiring the skills to create sculptures. He read books and spoke to people who did know how to create sculptures.
The first step was to make an armature – wire and mesh frame – on to which wax is packed. When the wax is roughly the required shape, sculpting the required shape can begin.
The first attempt was not good enough for his own high standards so he trashed it and began again. Roy’s second attempt was far superior to the first. He took the finished wax to the client, who was so thrilled that he told Roy to go ahead and cast it.
From there Roy has progressed to immortalise some of Kruger Parks famous tuskers and wildlife.
Sculptor with the mounted Crowned Eagle commissioned by a client.
Roy welcomes commissions and will make your favourite animal in any pose you like.