Catherine Murphy’s garden sculptures have to be seen in person to be appreciated. The shiny red of her ladybugs and the luminous green of her hummingbirds are as striking as the paint on a new automobile. In fact, the welder-turned-metal sculptor uses a bright automotive lacquer to seal in her colors and keep her work from fading in bad weather.
“Part of the appeal of my designs is the simplicity. Most people are really drawn to the attention to detail. A lot of entomologists shop with me, because I get it right. That’s pretty flattering to have bug men buy from me.”
“It was my background as a construction welder on projects from power plants to paper mills that led me to the beauty of copper. Combining my technical skills and love of metal to develop the designs of Haw Creek Forge has allowed me to pursue creativity and find satisfaction in the work that is my life.”
Shown are samples of Cathrine's work. Call for prices and additionals visuals.