Bill Clarke

Bill Clarke

  • Biography


    Bill Clarke is a Roxburgh based sculptor who has been forming metal into art for over 27 years after leaving orcharding.
    His love for Central Otago and the hills of the Teviot Valley have been a continual inspiration for him and feed his creativity.
    Bill started the business Forged and Crafted after finding he had a passion for transforming metal into art starting with a bench seat his wife asked him to make.
    Bill worked on blacksmithing projects when he started the business where he made Pokers, Ornate Garden boxes, Gates, Ornate Doors and many architecturally designed pieces as well as many public Monumental pieces all of which were commissioned.
    Now Bill prefers to work on his passion for stainless steel sculptures of wildlife from Owls, Birds of Prey to Roaring Stags and Lions.
    Bill is proud to be self-taught as this allows him to create works of Art without having boundaries to limit him.
    He is proud that his talent has inspired his wife Michelle Clarke and daughters Elisha Jordan and Sarah Clarke to also become artists working in sculpture as well.
    Bills work can be seen in private and public installations throughout New Zealand as well as Australia, United Kingdom, Norway and the United States.

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Bill Clarke

Fantails, 2022
Individual fantail with spikes to mount on posts, trees, rocks etc $166.00

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Fantail with leaves wand
190 cm Outdoor garden sculpture - bird and leaf stainless steel. Wand is mild steel, $290.00

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Falcon only (Spike mount)
77 cm Forged stainless steel outdoor garden or indoor sculpture $3,850.00

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Raupo/Fantail indoor or outdoor sculpture (with fantails)
240 x 60 cm Forged stainless steel outdoor garden sculpture $3,850.00

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Little Owl, 2024
43 x 52 x 16 cm Stainless Steel - height on pole 193cm Sold

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Launching (Falcon), 2024
220 cm Forged stainless steel on timber post Sold

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Landing (Falcon), 2024
210 cm Forged stainless steel on timber post Sold

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Watching (Falcon), 2023
180 cm Forged stainless steel on thin mild steel post Sold

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The Landing (Falcon), 2024
Forged stainless steel on spikes Sold

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Little Owl, 2024
147.5 x 30 x 30 cm Stainless Steel Sold

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Little Owl, 2023
184 x 45 x 45 cm Stainless Steel Sold

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Getting Ready (Falcon), 2023
45 cm Forged stainless steel - spikes in the base of the feet Sold

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Waiting (Falcon), 2023
160 cm Forged stainless steel on native timber post Sold

Bill Clarke

Little Owl, 2023
147.5 x 30 x 30 cm Stainless Steel Sold

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Owl, 2023
150 cm Forged stainless steel Sold

Bill Clarke

Falcon only (Spike mount)
77 cm Forged stainless steel outdoor garden or indoor sculpture Sold

Bill Clarke

Raupo/Fantail sculpture, 2022
155 m Stainless steel with rust paint Sold

Bill Clarke

Raupo/Fantail sculpture plus fantail with spikes under feet, 2022
155 m Stainless steel with rust paint Sold

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Falcon in the Vines, 2019
224 cm Stainless Steel Falcon on steel post with grape vines Sold

Bill Clarke

Raupo/Fantail indoor or outdoor sculpture, 2019
240 x 60 cm Forged stainless steel outdoor garden sculpture Sold