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We are delighted to offer some pieces from a new artist, Fi Henshall, a sculpture graduate from Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall.

Fi was inspired by childhood visits to CMT in Covent Garden, and more recently by automata/machine maker Rob Higgs, whose attitude to making things convinced her that anything is possible. So she started to make automata, and was particularly attracted to it by the fact that, once made, they can be brought to life by anybody at the turn of a handle.

Fi enthuses about these new pieces, and says ‘The apparently idiosyncratic ways in which things can be made to move fascinates me. I enjoy the improbability of it all- even when I know something works, I find it hard to believe that the haphazard collection of cams and levers before me will really make something come to life. I work with a combination of materials as this stops me becoming too precious with any one of them, and ensures that I am always learning something new and discovering new things.’

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Liquorice Drops

Jack Daniels

The Flying Lady and her Improbable Friends

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  1. Millie says:

    Hey i am a student doing a project on Fi Henshall and i was wondering if anyone had any usefull information on Fi’s Work other than on this wbsite
    Thanks! Millie

  2. Cindy says:

    Hello! Can’t tell if Fi Henshall has any more work for sale right now outside of bicycling lady…her work is FANTASTICFABULOUS, but it doesn’t appear that much is available at present?? LET US KNOW! She is GREAT! Thank you!

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