Camilla Le May
Camilla had a passion for clay modelling from her early teens but it was only after encouragement from the late Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, on a Masterclass at Edinburgh College of Art, that she decided to pursue sculpting seriously. Her award winning sculptures have been exhibited by established galleries since 2000 and bought by private collectors worldwide, having been acquired for a Royal collection.
Each piece is modelled in clay or wax and then cast into bronze. Having worked at a bronze foundry she is very particular about the finish, doing all the waxwork, final chasing and many of the patinas herself.
Her love of animals / wildlife and wilderness areas was initially fostered by growing up on her parents’ small farm and by spending her youth competing on home produced horses. She has spent much time based in Africa and presently splits her time between the UK and Kenya, wherever possible sculpting directly from life, ideally in the animal's natural surroundings.