Stephen Rautenbach's sculpting studio and intimate little gallery is located at number 44, where he exhibits his sculpture portfolio in bronze and copper nickel. In the back of the gallery is Stephen's tiny studio, an intriguing, creative space.
Here his wise Owls and Shrews have discourse and the Dodo bird lives again in bronze. The studio is full of sculptures in process and progress, studies of life and doodles in wax.
Stephen works mostly in wax as his preferred medium, it allows him to work on projects and 'live' with them until he is ready to have them cast in bronze.
Stephen has a broad client base. His sculptures have found places in private collections, in homes and gardens all over the world.
Commissions are undertaken with pleasure. The whole production process, including casting a sculpture in bronze, can take from three months to a year to complete on order.
Work in progress
There are often complete and semi-complete sculptures standing round Stephens studio, and even in the gallery showroom with the finished bronze sculptures.