Engineer turns naked sculptor

Posted on September 11, 2006 

Engineer turns naked sculptor

A former heating engineer has embarked on a new career – sculpting life-size naked women as garden ornaments.

After 27 years of fixing radiators and boilers, Simon Willmott, 52, turned his hand to making bronze and stone sculptures.

Mr Willmott, from Ruthin, Denbighshire, bases his designs on two local women and a model from Nottingham.

He says he realised last year he need a change of direction and formed his company Naked Sculptures.

Mr Willmott described the £2,000 sculptures as ideal focal points for gardens and said they had attracted interest from around the world.

He told the BBC: “It’s quite a career change but I knew the writing was on the wall for the engineering business, with the rise in the cost of oil and I knew that eventually I would do something else.

“I has always been interested in sculpting for years, and had been doing it since I can remember.”

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from Ananova

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