Simon hempsell contemporary garden sculptures
Flight of Avocest by Simon Hempsell
simon hempsell contemporary garden sculptures

a flight of avocets

The Avocet sculpture is one of my latest pieces. Standing at just over two meters tall the piece was inspired by a bird that I made many years ago in a woodwork class at school which still sits proudly on my mum’s mantlepiece.


After many hours refining the curves, going through numerous tail designs, trying to get it to balance with the body I finally achieved a design that I was happy with. The piece is cut by laser, a process that accurately replicates the perfect curves of my drawings and can be produced in stainless steel or mild steel.


The piece is mounted atop an oak post. There are two designs, a tapered verion and the Skylon inspired by the Skylon posts are inspired by the huge Skyoln that made such a dramatic sight on the South Bank, London at the 1951 Festival of Britain, its something that’s fascinated me since I was young.  I’m currently working on a version for a client that will have a polished stainless steel post. This is a bespoke piece and size and materials can be specified to incorporate your ideas.


This is a bespoke piece and built to order. Sizes can be scaled up or down to suit the intended site for the sculpture.

Materials  |  Delivery |  Prices

The sculptures can be made from either mild steel or stainless steel.

Mild Steel, this is left to oxidise natrually with the rusted finish continually evolving with time to form a rich warm patina.

Stainless Steel, unlike steel and aluminium, stainless steel doesn’t corrode when exposed to the elements. A variety of surface treatments can be applied from brushed, to satin to the highly polished mirror finish.

Delivery – The Avocet’s are made to order. Delivery time varies on specification, please get in touch to discuss your ideas and delivery times.


Pricing – please drop me a note or give me a ring with your requirements.
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