Elliot Channer is living and working in the Staffordshire countryside, I have been passionate about British wildlife and sculpture from an early age. My work focuses on capturing the life, energy and grace of the subject, concentrating on their key features but allowing spontaneity to make up the main body of the sculpture. This philosophy has resulted in my instinctive and individual modeling style. I choose to work with clay as its malleable flesh like qualities are perfect for representing the movement of muscles and hair.
Largely self taught and taking inspiration from the countryside, initially Staffordshire and Derbyshire, I now travel the country in order to observe and photograph animals in their natural environment. Focusing on wild and farm life, my clay sculptures are then cast in bronze or resin. I work closely with the team of skilled craftsmen at the bronze foundry in Melton Mowbray, where my work is cast using the ancient Lost Wax process.