Meet The Maker – Lynn Walters

Lynn Walters - Artist

Lynn Walters – Designer/Maker of metal and wire sculpture

Lynn is a designer maker of metal and wire sculpture for interiors. From her studio in Wales she makes wall and free-standing sculptures that depict everyday life in wire and metal.

Along the Canal

Along the Canal

She began to make sculptures in 2002 after she gained a first class honours degree in Contemporary Textile Practice at Cardiff University where she specialised in metal and wire.

In The Park

In The Park (detail)

Lynn gained a highly commended award in 2005 in the Welsh Artist of the Year, and has undertaken many public and private commissions and exhibited in many UK galleries, including Heart Gallery Christmas 2008.

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Lynn’s new collection for Heart Gallery depicts everyday life with colourful rows of houses and wire people going about their daily business.

Early Morning

Early Morning

Her pieces are made from a mixture of metals and wire, the houses are made from anodised aluminium which she hand cuts and colours herself, around each house is a mild steel wire framework which is welded in place, once the process of welding each house is complete, the whole sculpture can be welded together.

Holiday (detail)

Holiday (detail)

Lynn uses recycled tin to form the flowers, clouds and ladies dresses, she also uses felt to form birds and sheep.

Washday

Washday

We adore Lynn’s work and have a few customers who are keen collectors so they will be so pleased that her colourful work is back with us in Hebden Bridge.

Breezy Day (detail)

Breezy Day (detail)

We are happy to discuss commissioned pieces with you as Lynn will be able to add a personal touch to a sculpture or for a special occasion such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary … get your thinking caps on! Here is a list of the type of information we would need so Lynn can make for you:

In The Park

In The Park

Size of sculpture, colour preference of houses, adding personal touches such as family members, or people walking, carrying handbags/newspapers, walking sticks, pushing a pram, walking dogs (dogs will be made from wire – no colour as they are too small), cycling, sitting on benches, cats (cats will also be made from wire) and birds (birds can be either small cream felt birds with copper wire eyes and beak or larger white metal birds which are more like seagulls/pigeons, small bees which have a black felt body with copper wire stripes and feelers etc. Names and dates can be stamped into clouds or houses, and she can include street names or house names.

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