About me!

1991 - 1995 Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) 3D Design (wood/metal/ceramics/glass)

Artist Statement

I am a professional sculptor based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK, where I share a workshop with my husband - sculptor, David Cooke.

My work is inspired by a life-long love of animals, particularly dogs, and my aim is to capture the character of each subject I sculpt through its facial expression. All pieces are one-off sculptures hand-built from stoneware clay.

I predominantly work to commission creating sculptures of clients' own pets from photos. Commissions are not limited to the canine pet, I am open to requests to sculpt a variety of animals including cats, horses and chinchillas!

Images of previous work can be found in the Gallery Section. For prices and sizes, please go to the Commission Prices page.

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Joanne Cooke 2021