Julie Wilson Sculptures


As a child I was obsessed with drawing horses and faces, especially the eyes. I find there is just something mystical and soulful that I love to try and capture. I would draw them constantly; little knowing then that years later I would be making my living as an animal sculptor. I studied Fashion at Loughborough College of Art learning tailoring and pattern cutting skills, which led to a job designing children’s wear. When I took up a chance to try “pottery” after my third child was born, mainly as it came with a creche, I discovered an art form that allowed me to express myself and focus my talents to portray the individual characters and features of animals. Gradually, with encouragement and guidance from masters of this art my work developed, and I continue to strive to improve and bring a unique quality to what I do. I like to think that there is a bit of me in all of them.

Based in Leicestershire my work is inspired by my surroundings, be it through walks in the countryside, safaris or trips to the zoo; the only way to get to know an animal is to get up close. This can be tricky in the wild and I have been known to freeze frame the TV if I see something special. Before starting any new piece I always draw on these experiences for inspiration; a twitch of the nose or a tilt of the head that can be captured in clay to show their personalities. 

I want my pieces to be owned and loved by people as much as I love them.

Want to see more of my work check out some of my older pieces that I still make. Follow the link below to check out my old gallery.


What I’m up to, what to look out for next and where to find me. The question on everyone’s mind.

Rutland Bird Fair

I am exhibiting at the 2019 Birdfair at Rutland Water from 16 to 18 August,

Art in Clay Farnham

I am exhibiting at the 2019 Art in Clay show at the Maltings, Farnham, Surrey 16 & 17 November

Old House Gallery

Oakham, Rutland based gallery.

The David Shepherd Foundation

Wildlife foundation charity online shop.

Ingleby Gallery

Ingleby, Derbyshire based gallery


Small pieces such as Dormouse and Leveret £60-£100.

Medium pieces such as Hare £220.

Large pieces such as African Wild Dogs £260-£300


Small dog sitting 13” approx £350

Larger dog sitting 18” approx £450

“If you want to commission a piece or if you’ve seen something on this website and it’s not in stock please call or email me and we’ll discuss how I can make it for you.”

Julie Wilson

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What I’m up to, what to look out for next and where to find me. The question on eveyones mind.

Phone Number

01536 770912

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