From Saturday 31st August 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
One of the UK's leading contemporary blacksmith artists, who has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and created pieces for Wimbledon, Westfield London and as far away as China and Australia, is bringing 17 of her glass and steel nature inspired sculptures to Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, for a six-week display from Saturday 31 August 2019.
Jenny Pickford's exhibition of sculptures, which are inspired by plants and stand over three metres tall, will be located against the backdrop of Piet Oudolf's Millennium Garden, showcasing her unique combination of galvanized forged steel and blown glass sculptures and water features. Other sculptures will be dotted around by the red squirrels and cranes, as well as in the Wetland Discovery Area. Some of the key pieces she will be bringing include Bluebell, Allium, Dandelion and Circles of Life.
Jenny uses blacksmithing skills in her forge to transform industrial steel into a malleable form, bringing the piece to life. She uses special tools she has made herself, along with a fly press and 1930s-era power hammer. She obtains the glass pieces through partnerships with distinguished glass blowers.
Entry to the exhibition is included in Pensthorpe's standard entry price. Adults £11.95, Seniors £10.95, Children £10.95, Under 3's free. Receive £1 off per person when you book online.
Fakenham Road, Fakenham, NR21 0LN