Edward Waites Sculptor

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Internationally acclaimed
British sculptor
Edward Waites

Following the ancient lost-wax method, Edward works first in clay, and then casts in bronze and silver in limited editions.

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Edward Waites was born in 1988 in Suffolk. Completely self-taught, Edward has dedicated himself to his craft since leaving school and despite his young age his distinctive sculpture has already earned him international recognition and acclaim.

Edward’s collection comprises of animals and wildlife and is shaped by his passion for the vitality, energy and grace of his subjects. His approach is very immediate and hands-on, and from very early on in his career he has worked closely with the foundry in Suffolk that casts his works. Following the ancient lost-wax method, Edward works first in clay, and then casts in bronze and silver in limited editions. This age-old process demands both skill and time, and each commission takes several months to complete.

Edward’s sculptures feature in distinguished public, corporate and private collections around the world, including several royal collections. Notable commissions include those for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the ruling family of Dubai, Lord and Lady Bamford, the Bhartia family, Ivan Massow and Ben de Lisi.
Edward works to commission for private and corporate clients, producing unique pieces that range from small-scale to life-size.

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African Buffalo
“I think inevitably my work will develop over time and will forever do so.

Depending on the subject matter I’m sculpting, I adopt a certain mind set as to how I’d like the piece to come out.”


Edward Waites
“Equine studies being slightly more honed then my big wild animals to suit their aesthetic and environment.”

Edward Waites
Edward’s sculptures feature in distinguished public, corporate and private collections around the world, including several royal collections. Notable commissions include those for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the ruling family of Dubai, Lord and Lady Bamford, the Bhartia family, Ivan Massow and Ben de Lisi.

Edward works to commission for private and corporate clients, producing unique pieces that range from small-scale to life-size.

Notable Collections and Commissions

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
The Ruling Family of Dubai
Lord Anthony & Lady Bamford
Bhartia Family
Ivan Massow
Ben De Lisi

Silverback Gorilla
” … I think you adopt a certain affinity with the animals you sculpt and when you’ve done it for a while you really know what you enjoy doing.”

Edward Waites

Exhibitions this year

Royal Ascot 2015
Chelsea Flower Show 2015
Thomas Goode
Gladwell & Patterson

rhino

” … My favourite subjects are big strong animals with huge presence and stature, bovine, equine, African wildlife!”

Edward Waites
“…I will study the animal closely to witness how they hold themselves and act. If I’m sculpting a horse commission for instance I will measure them, film them and take lots of photos. ”


Edward Waites
“… I like to emphasise muscle, sinew, and movement.” Edward Waites