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    Copper, aqua and bronze commission

    I recently undertook a new commission piece for a friend who lives locally. This was a nice project to work on as the bonsai tree style and colour combination of the wire were completey picked by the recipient. They chose a colour combination I wouldnt have thought to use myself and it allowed me to create a piece outside of my usual colour pallette. This lovely little wire tree sculpture was made in the upright informal style; the trunk has beautifully balanced bends in it. It makes for a rounded and visually stunning final design. The colours that were settled on consist of aqua, copper and bronze. I always offer…

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    Fairy Tree

    One of my more recent non-commision pieces is this playful piece. It is made up of four complementary colour choices consisting of: green; violet; champagne and blue. The colours are very subtle for a multicolour tree and take on an almost pastel, sherberty effect. My muse for this was to make a fairy or magical forest inspired tree. This is a very unique piece, I haven’t done others with this lovely colour combination to date and it would make a truly unique wire tree sculpture for a collector or as a thoughtful gift. The tree comes based up in a blue glazed clay bonsai pot complete with faux-moss and tufts…

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    Instagram 1K Giveaway

    I am so happy to have reached 1000 followers on Instagram! To say thank you and show my appreciation I’m celebrating with a giveaway! To win the lovely little autumnal tree featured in this post you need to: •Follow @metal_bonsai•Like the competition post•Tag a friend in the competition post comments I will cover worldwide shipping, there will be zero cost to the winner. This lovely little autumnal wire tree sculpture comes fully based up ready for its forever home. A piece like this would usually be listed for around the £100 mark. Just to note – this giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with,…

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    Rainbow tree

    This is a tree I made just after the birth of my son – that was almost a year ago now, the mind boggles! ? I wanted to do a piece for the LGBTQ+ community and decided on a rainbow tree ? I made it as bright as I could! What do you think of the final piece? It took a long time to make and I was unsure of the colour combination and how the rainbow transitions up the tree; but it turned out quite balanced in my opinion. This tree was snapped up pretty quickly so it is no longer in stock. I do take commission requests though.

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    Wedding Cake Toppers

    We are proud to announce a brand new product range from Metal Bonsai Studio, wedding cake toppers. The concept is each colour represents a person in the relationship, with their separate roots each coming from their own unique experiences and life. As the roots meet they start entwining with each other, separate at first but as we move up the trunk they been together seamlessly before becoming branches. The final part is the foliage where the two are mixed together randomly which completed the tree of their relationship and love. Each tree is carefully made to follow this concept, of which as a happily married man feel encapsulates what love…

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    One of a kind wire sculpture?

    I find myself wondering why I don’t just “crank out” a load of wire tree sculptures and make money doing it, today I learned why. Another talented wire tree artist has run a kickstarter campaign and within this he offered 30 low level trees for x amount of £, amount many other higher offerings. Everyone looked identical and at this point I must admit I was quite jealous. He exceeded his campaign and I am very happy for him. This brought me to a question, can I make clone trees, can I make two identitcal trees? No, the answer is no! Even when I am producuing identical 2 trees they…

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    Inspirational Artists- Clive Maddison

    In the world of wire tree sculptures there are only really a few styles, realistic and stylised (think Ken To!). To make a tree out of wire that looks like a tree is relatively simple (not to say it does’t take a lot of skill to do) but to make it look exactly like a species of tree whether it be Oak, Cork, Scots Pine, can only be done by a very talented artist. The artist I am talking about is Clive Maddison. Clive’s tree are outstanding representations of real world tree species and made out of only wire. A lot of his work is based on beautiful pieces of…