Roy is a sculptor, artist and Master Goldsmith, and is one of South Africa’s finest craftsmen.
His fine attention to detail and artistic creativity produces bronze sculptures that take one’s breath away!
Roy decided, after many years as a jeweller, that he would like to try his hand at sculpting.
A client asked whether Roy would be interested in making a sculpture for him – if he liked it he’d buy it. Roy said if the client didn’t like it he’d keep it for himself. Although he’d committed himself, Roy didn’t actually know anything about sculpture. In true DIY spirit, he went about acquiring the skills to create sculptures. He read books and spoke to people who did know how to create sculptures.
The first step was to make an armature – wire and mesh frame – on to which wax is packed. When the wax is roughly the required shape, sculpting the required shape can begin.
The first attempt was not good enough for his own high standards so he trashed it and began again. Roy’s second attempt was far superior to the first. He took the finished wax to the client, who was so thrilled that he told Roy to go ahead and cast it.
From there Roy has progressed to immortalise some of Kruger Parks famous tuskers and wildlife.
Sculptor with the mounted Crowned Eagle commissioned by a client.
Roy welcomes commissions and will make your favourite animal in any pose you like.
"My wife and I have been travelling to Hazyview in South Africa every year for 14 years and have a great love for the magnificent wildlife of Kruger National Park. On our first visit we discovered Roy’s shop in white River and bought our first bronze of a buffalo. We were so impressed by the authenticity and attention to detail, that we had to have another one."
Every year a visit to Roy’s shop is an essential part of our trip and we now have a growing collection, that is much admired by family and friends. We will be back, and look forward to seeing what is new.
We've been visiting the Lowveld for a number of years now and ever since we discovered Roy's shop at Caster Bridge we always stop to visit Roy and Debbie.
Roy creates the most beautiful and natural-looking bronze sculptures and each time we visit, Roy has created something even more beautiful.
It is always a pleasure to chat with Roy and Debbie and admire his work and buy a new piece for our growing collection.