Scientific name: Streptopelia turtur
Environment located in: They breed in woodlands, orchards and well-wooded parks
Sculpture scale: 1:1
Sculpture size: TBC
Materials used: High fired ceramics and matt finish with Pewter legs
Suitable for outdoor display: yes
The turtle dove is a dainty dove, smaller and darker than the collared dove and slightly larger than a blackbird. Its upperparts are distinctively mottled with chestnut and black and its black tail has a white edge.
The gentle purr of the turtle dove is an evocative sound of summer, but has become increasingly rare following rapid and sustained population declines. One cause of the decline is thought to be lack of seed and grain as food during the breeding season, resulting in a much shorter breeder season with fewer nesting attempts. The species is now included on the Red List of conservation concern.
Variation you will never find two that are the same, All our sculptures are unique with slight variations in shape and colouring resulting in a truly stunning piece that is as individual as the client who orders it is to us.
This also extends (if chosen) to the wooden bases they sit upon. We only use reclaimed or naturally sourced driftwood, and each piece is chosen to match the character of the sculpture that has been commissioned.
Bespoke projects and commissions: We can mostly undertake any sculpture that is not listed in our catalogue.
You can immortalise a favourite pet in clay, we can work from photos to get a realistic likeness.
Natural Base materials: Some of our sculptures use natural materials for their bases such as hard woods or natural slate.
So with this in mind, please understand there could be some variation as we cannot always source the same materials. We do however, make sure that every sculpture represents the same quality and finish as those pictured, and matches it as closely as possible.
This does however mean that every sculpture is totally unique .