Barry woodcraft is a renowned wildlife sculptor with an outstanding international reputation.
He was born on the Essex coast and benefited from a largely outdoor education amongst the plentiful shorebirds and wildlife that would become his artistic models.
He studied and graduated from the Colchester School of Art in 1968.
In 1982 he moved to Gloucestershire with his young family so that he might have the world renowned Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on his doorstep. The legendary founder of the trust and fine artist Sir Peter Scott gave Barry encouragement and direct access to all their groundbreaking conservation projects. Inspired by these heroic efforts Barry produced his Endangered Species Collection, commencing, as did Sir Peter with the Hawaiian Goose.
His Bronzes are produced in numbered and authenticated editions of 12 by Pangolin Foundry in Gloucestershire England, probably the best fine art foundry in Europe, using the Lost Wax process which was first used over 5500 years ago. The method remains unchanged although more modern materials are used, this method of casting demands tremendous skill. Only a foundry as exceptional as Pangolin is capable of producing the fine detail of my work.
Each sculpture is individually patinated, so every patina will vary slightly