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Fine wildlife sculptures and much more, can be found at the Country Artists website. There's quite a range of collectables, see if you can find an item missing from your collection.
"The origins of Country Artists can be traced to 1978 and a small kitchen table within a country cottage in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire.
Richard Cooper, the founder and former chairman of Country Artists aspired to create hand painted wildlife figurines from a new medium. It was at this stage that the potential of utilising traditional materials mixed with resins was first appreciated. The new process opened up a whole new vista to the modeller and craftsman, since it allowed the original designer to incorporate in the master sculpture, far greater detail than was formerly possible.
The humble beginnings of the company started with a mere half dozen pieces, a simple range of garden birds, mounted onto velvet plaques. These wall plaques retailed for about £9.95 and demand for them quickly grew, so quickly in fact that it was suggested that they be made into three-dimensional sculptures. The Richard Cooper and Company went onto become Richard Cooper Giftware Ltd and eventually became known as Country Artists. In no time the range had grown out of all proportion with demands for animals as well as birds and onto the large and varied sculptures that Country Artists became synonymous for".
If you have been tempted by this, here's the link:
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