Andrew Kay – Sculptor


Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021
In: Hunting Artists
Written by: Peter Brook

Andrew Kay leads an award-winning 27-year old British sculpture business based in Cumbria. Andrew graduated from Leeds with a BA Hons in design in 1992. He then toured Scandinavia extensively on a travel scholarship. From this experience, he acquired a respect for the pure, clean design ethos that is key to typical Scandinavian design.

Following a period as a set designer for The Franz Kafka Theatre in Prague. He returned to England the following year and established a sculpture studio in Beckside Studio, a converted barn set in the wild hills of his native Cumbria near Kirkby Lonsdale, making handmade, wildlife sculptures from solid mild steel. Andrew creates his sculptures alongside his wife Anneley and three Labradors.

The work of Andrew Kay Sculpture can be seen gracing the landscape throughout the world and his client list of both private collectors and public bodies includes British peers and celebrities – from Counts and Viscountesses to Richard Curtis, Sir Tom Stoppard, and John Bishop.

About the sculptures

From herds of graceful deer, majestic and watchful stags, stallions in motion and a gentle hind and her fawn. Andrew Kay Sculpture depicts and celebrates the best of British wildlife – freezing them in a moment of time and steel. Striking silhouettes on the landscape, Andrew’s sculptures masterfully capture the very essence of some of our most beautiful and elegant animals, using clean and deceptively simple lines of steel.

Dog Fox

In creating his piece ‘Dog Fox’  Andrew has been able to capture it in a moment of heightened awareness, at the same time as capturing its self-contained nature, tinged with a tendency for deviousness and cruelty.

The artistry of his sculptures is in their ability to instantly communicate the character, powerful anatomy, and movements of wildlife through carefully placed, architectural curves and lines. A three-dimensional line drawing set against the landscape, the sculptures combine a stunning sense of presence with a delicacy that seamlessly blends with their surroundings. The sculptures also transform and evolve over time, the grey natural mild steel from which they are created, developing into a rich ochre colour. Due to the thickness of the sculptures, they will last on the landscape for many decades.

Each Andrew Kay Sculpture is unique and original, handmade to order following discussions with the client. Completely new and bespoke commissions are also available.

Andrew offers a warm, friendly, and down-to-earth style of business. Those interested in commissioning a sculpture can call him direct on 07740 306412 or fill in the Contact Form on his website: https://www.andrewkaysculpture.co.uk/contact-us/ Delivery is available both within the UK and abroad to the clients’ preferred site.