This stunning sculpture of a barn owl landing on a stump has been created by artist Michael Simpson. It is absolutely superb. Watch out mice !
He studied in Staffordshire and was inspired by the traditions of Stoke on Trent. As a result of this he works in clay for his initial modelling, unlike most bronze artists who use wax.
The sculpture is made from solid foundry bronze, with a hand finished patina.
It is a limited edition sculpture - 58 of 75 - the number is marked on the base.
The whole piece stands 28cm tall and the owl has a wingspan of 25cm. It weighs 1.6kg.
Each piece comes beautifully boxed with a certificate of authenticity. The certificate also includes information about the artist and the edition number .