william ashley norman

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

The artist William Ashley-Norman has been working with Chickenwire for over thirty years. A happened upon talent, he has spent many years creating an entire menagerie of animals, as well as figures, portraits and the occasional oddity.

The single sheet relief figures are something else entirely. These are formed by hand with the slow manipulation of the wire to create a flow to the piece. Working slowly, the wire is formed little by little to create and mould into shape the form required, as the work continues, the subject begins to emerge from the wire and is coaxed and refined until eventually the vision in the mind is created. This style of work does away with strong join lines and leads to a much more delicate sculpture with a light and ethereal quality, a much more serene vision.

The wire coil sculptures are made from 3 different gauges of wire, 3mm to form the skeleton, 1.6mm for muscle and 0.8mm for skin. The wire coil pieces have an excellent tactile feel about them and the pieces are created to accentuate movement of the forms.

Sculptures by william ashley norman



William Ashley-Norman has been creating these wire sculptures for over thirty years. It all started when asked by his father to help clear some wire fencing from the garden. This promptly turned into a dragon.
Since that time, the artist has continued to challenge himself in his chosen medium.
The artist visits schools throughout the country and teaches a sculpture workshop based on his chickenwire work. Since 2012 over 20,000 pupils have been taught in hundreds of schools. This and the creation of a sculpture kit and a book of templates has been the artists focus. Full details can be found at chickenwired.com.

Teaching Experience
As noted in the Bio section the artist visits schools throughout the country and teaches a sculpture workshop based on his chickenwire work. Since 2012 over 20,000 pupils have been taught in hundreds of schools. This and the creation of a sculpture kit and a book of templates has been the artists focus.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Nudes/ Male Sculpture Torsos Sculptures or Chests Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture Wire Mesh Netting Chicken Gauze Sculpture Statues Abstract Dance/Dancer sculptures Dance Sculptures and Ballet sculptures Human Form: Abstract Sculptures Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars Spirit of Dance Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines Ghost Ghostly Etherial sculpture Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures Religious Sculpture Aligators, Crocodiles, Lizards, Ghekos, Chameleons, Cayman, Mugger Gavial, Iguana sculpture Statues Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures Deer Sculptures Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memorial sculpture statue Arte Nouveau Style sculptures Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines Reserved Reticent Aloof Withdrawn Introspective Calm sculpture statue statuette Nudes, Female Sculptures Stylized People Sculptures Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary Contented Happy Relaxed Sculpture or Statue Hanging Suspended sculpture Statues tatuette Nude or Naked Couples or Lovers sculptures Welcome Happy Return Sanctuary Safe Haven Recption Welcome Home sculpture statue Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculptures Sitting Squatting Reclining Female Woman Girl sculpture Sadness Anxiety Remorse Grief sculptures statues


This artists work is found in the following tags on site:
Abstract Outdoor Deer statue Contemporary Deer Garden statue Contemporary Garden Deer statue Contemporary Wild Life Sculpture Deer Statues Outside Metal Deer sculpture Wire Wild Animal sculpture Wire Young Deer sculpture Young Abstract Deer sculpture Commission Haunting statues Garden Suspended Ghost sculptures Ghost Figure Wire Outdoors statue Ghost sculptures Wire Mesh Modern Ghosts statues Transparent Ghost Wire Mesh sculptures Wall Mounted Mesh Ghost sculptures Wire Mesh Women Ghost sculpture Erotic Nude Garden statues modern Nude statues for sale modern Sexy Nude sculptures Nude sculptures in Wire Mesh Sensual Nude Wire Outdoors statues Sexy Nude Art Garden sculptures Wall Mounted Mesh Erotic Nude sculptures Wire Mesh sculptures of Women Wall Mounted Mesh Nude Girl sculptures Wire Mesh sculptures of Girls Modern Nude Wall statues for sale Nude Girl Garden statues Sensual Nude Wire Outdoors statue Modern Nude statues Nude Couples Wire sculptures Nude Lovers Wire Mesh Women sculptures Modern Nude Girl Wall statues Modern Sexy Nude Wall sculptures Nude Wire Mesh sculptures Sexy Nude Wall Garden sculptures Wire Mesh Female sculptures Modern Nude Weeping statues Nude Girl Garden Wall statues Nude Sitting Girl sculptures Sensual Nude Girl Wire Outdoors statues Wall Mounted Thinking Nude sculptures Wire Mesh Nude sculptures Contemporary Nude Garden statues Life Size Woman statue Naked Girl Wire sculpture Nude Female statue Nude Garden sculpture Nude Mesh Wall statues Nude Wire Netting sculpture Nude Wire Netting statues Post modern Nude sculptures Steel Garden sculpture