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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