Water Fairy

This Fairy is a permanent resident and on display at Trentham Gardens

Originally called the “Water Fairy”. Tranquil is the first full sized fairy I made using stainless steel. Up until then I had only used galvanised fence wire. I wanted to produce fairies of a higher quality and decided to try stainless steel. I had to take a leap of faith and bought £2000 worth of stainless steel wire not knowing if it would work. I was so concerned about the cost at the time, that Tranquil has a galvanised core and was only covered with a stainless steel skin layer. At the time she was made, I was taking commissions from local people and designing fairies to suit specific places in peoples gardens. Tranquil was made a display piece, free standing and able to fit in the car so I could take her with me as an example.