JOEL Walker

Swallows Spectacular Joy
Sculptor: JOEL Walker
Location: Leicestershire
Brief Biography: The Sculptress JOEL (Jo Walker) known for detailed sculpture portraits of people and animals, and for statues designed for interiors, the garden or landscape.
From large installations to small bronze gifts – so much for different occasions and locations – her work flows from a passion for nature and wildlife conservation.
She has now worked as a sculptress/artist for thirty years, undertaking private and public commissions as well as public, and community based projects.
She was commissioned to design and make the Statue of the Collie Dog Ruswarp, unveiled on the station platform at Garsdale on the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line.
JOEL is available to undertake a certain number of commissions each year and to undertake bespoke designs for sculptural installations.
Currently based in Leicestershire, she was brought up in the Welsh border country, and later studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Exeter. Research into animal behaviour took her to Scotland and East Anglia.
Her love of animals and interest in natural history increased her awareness of animal form and behaviour, and the interaction between form and environment.
About My Work:

I love to capture the character and form of different animals and people and celebrate the beauty of nature. I have been adding to a collection of life-sized bronze birds suitable for gardens, landscapes and interior designs.
It takes time to achieve the details of feathers and characteristics – but those are the differences that catch the light and create a distinctive artwork for you.
My other specialty is fulfilling commission of portraits of people and animals – such as many lovely dogs and horses of different types.
Recently I have been exploring the use of words and details cut into the stone beneath the bronzes including celebrating the poetry of John Clare the ‘Peasant Poet’ of rural England.
John Clare too was passionate about stewarding our countryside and guarding vulnerable sites and species.
At Doddington Hall 2020 we have the second Way Marker made so far … and it has the Robin bronze set on a worked post of York Stone. The quote carved into the stone is from a poem by that poet John Clare.
The Robin bronze has his classic colours an example of a technique I call Rutland colour – using heat, chemicals, stains and waxes.

Sculpture Title: Swift Home
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze
Price: £1,995
Sculpture Title: Wren Family Life
Edition: 2 of 10
Material: Bronze
Price: £971
Sculpture Title: New Joy House Martin Bird Bath
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze & Stone
Price: £1,490
Sculpture Title: Robin Way Marker
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze on York Stone
Price: £1,330
Sculpture Title: Wren extacy &mirth
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze on Stone
Price: £971
Sculpture Title: Wren Young SHARE in the Garden
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze on Natural Stone
Price: £198
Sculpture Title: Wren Young JOY & ZEST
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze on Mossy Stone
Price: £331
Sculpture Title: Wren Young at HEART
Material: Bronze on Quartz
Price: £239
Sculpture Title: Wren Young & SMART
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze on Natural Stone
Price: £198
Sculpture Title: Sand Martin Home Peace
Edition: Limited 75
Material: Bronze on Stone
Price: £1,729
Sculpture Title: Swallow Spectacular Joy
Edition: Unique Combination
Material: Bronze Stone & Oak
Price: £3,857
Sculpture Title: Wren on Apple
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze
Price: £888
Sculpture Title: House Martin Jewel
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze
Price: £999
Sculpture Title: Long Tailed Tit Single Hope
Price: £499
Sculpture Title: Long Tailed Tit Duo
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze
Price: £884
Sculpture Title: Long Tailed Tit Catkins Trio
Edition: Limited Edition 12
Material: Bronze
Price: £1,329
Sculpture Title: Wolfhound for Ancient Hall
Material: Bronze
Price: £1,995
Sculpture Title: Flatcoated Retriever My Friend
Price: £1,290
Sculpture Title: Robin Way Marker
Edition: Numbered
Material: Bronze
Price: £1,330
  • New Joy House Martin Bird Bath
  • Long Tailed Tit Duo and Long tailed Tit Single Hope
  • Swift  Home
  • Robin Way Marker