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Welcome to the online home of Nicholas Packham B.A. (hons).

I am an Artist,  Blacksmith and Metal Sculptor based in  Milton Keynes. I create my own artworks and also undertake individual commissions. I specialise in sculptures for the garden and home, repousse copper work and a variety of other art forms.

I'm always exploring new ideas and techniques.

I also run workshops and demonstrations and undertake restorations, fabrications and welding.   

My work revolves around texture so you not only see the work but can feel it. Light reacts differently to textured metal. It makes my work more interesting and adds more life to the metal.

I am currently working on projects that involve sculpting the metals directly, shaping and chiselling, creating new effects in the metal. Each metal has it's own characteristics which govern how you forge, join and treat them; and this takes time and experience to learn. Most of my sculptures are steel, but some are of copper and stainless steel. I  am increasingly interested in combining metals in my sculptures,  including bronze and pewter, to give them a unique look and feel. I hand form my work and beat it to shape, introducing a variety of textures with my own special texturing tools which I have designed and made. 

My textured approach is most suited to working on animals which I enjoy sculpting most of all. 

I undertake personal commissions and include a presentation book of photographs and development sketches. All sculptures are unique and finished to a high standard, with thought and care.  I try to involve my customers in every step of the design and making process. 

I also make smaller pieces such as candlesticks, wall plaques, roses and smaller sculptural forms. I am now forging a range of small copper items.

I also work as an artist in schools using a variety of materials to inspire the pupils to create. ( see artist in residence work).

I hope you enjoy my website, why not look at the services I offer and get in touch.

I have work permanently displayed at The Tecton Gallery, Church St, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes.

(joint project with Summerfield school...first ever metal welded sculpture in the National Gallery, London)

2011 Award winner of 'Adams Craft Bursary' through MKCommunity Foundation. www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk 

2010/11 Award winner Arts grant from Arts Gateway.http://www.artsgatewaymk.org.uk/

A big thank you for the support from the above organisations. It has meant so much to me.

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A large gallery of photographic work on Picasa.

 

I am part of the Bucks Open Studios at my new Workshop and Studio in June 2015 ! 

I will have my latest work on display and I will be demonstrating.



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