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August 4, 2009
Faery by ~theforgery. Eagerly suggested by many people, this metal faery sculpture was not cast, but forged and welded together with a mig welder. It was on display last month at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Featured by Kitten-of-Woe
Suggested by cl2007
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Some more photos of the Faery on Flickr :)


This is the side view of a life-sized faery sculpture. She has been created using a combination of mild steel rod and sheet steel forged into shape. Underneath the skin and clothes is a metal framework, a little like a skeleton. Steel rod was also used to make tendons to create a natural effect on the sheet steel skin.
She was built up piece by piece and welded together using a mig welder; she has not been cast.

We've named her Titania after the character in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell'd skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in

You'll be able to see her for real at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July 2009.
Image details
Image size
1074x1431px 459.32 KB
Canon PowerShot G7
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Focal Length
7 mm
Date Taken
Jun 13, 2009, 10:41:21 AM
© 2009 - 2021 theforgery
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Metal-Sculpture's avatar
Ivanngogh's avatar
Beautiful work congratulations.
Arichy's avatar
ekelner's avatar
This is awesome!! I love the negative space in the wings
theforgery's avatar
Thankyou for your kind words
For-Fox-Sake's avatar
This is impossible. You created this? This is absolutely stunning! I'm truly impressed, I wish I could go see this in real life some day! My goodness, brava! :iconiloveitplz:
galloise's avatar
Amazing work, I thought I made some crazy things, but by comparison my creations look absolutely silly...
sinestromaster's avatar
Wow, such a masterpiece! Really awesome :)
adorety's avatar
Great faerie. You do amazing work.
iEatshineythings's avatar
She's really beautiful!
MHodges's avatar
Very beautiful piece! I love the combination of forge work with the welded pieces. There are so many lovely details in this piece. I think the expression on her face really makes the piece sing.
misskitten66's avatar
this is breathtakingly beautiful !!!
Elnamis's avatar
Oh my goodness! She is so beautiful!!! I just LOVE her wings! This is definitely one of the most stunning pieces of metalworking I have ever seen!
bug-in-my-eye's avatar
lovely! I love the hair and the clothing, I thought it may have been cast, but can see now that it's not.
Moon-Willow's avatar really is magical ♥
gaffanon's avatar
excellent work
shanti1971's avatar
Beautiful work .
theforgery's avatar
Thank you very much!
Fantastic piece of craftsmanship, beautifully rendered, and great photograph of it too.
theforgery's avatar
Thank you very much, the photographer will be pleased to hear that :)
xitsveronikiox's avatar
whoah you made this sculpture! its beautiful. my art teacher would marvel at this right now, shes a sucker for that type of art.
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