Kev Paxton, the blacksmith and metal sculpture artist, based just outside Edinburgh, is branching out into what he calls 'scrap art'. Kev plans to design and create a full sized Clydesdale horse using agricultural machinery parts, ideally from ploughs, tines, mole boards etc. Although any parts would be helpful. Kev is appealing to readers of The Scottish Farmer to donate or sell him any parts they have around their farm that they no longer use or need. And when he has collected around a tonne and a half, he will get started on this massive project.

There's always a story attached to each of his pieces, and the Clydesdale will, he hopes, include machinery parts from the four regions that William Wallace's body was sent to after he was hung, drawn and quartered. So ideally, Berwick, Newcastle, Stirling and Perth, and while that would be perfect to fit in with the back story, he is willing to pick up parts from wherever he can source them.

"I am happy to pay a good rate for the machinery parts, or if farmers want to gift them, I will donate the equivalent cost to the charity, that my partner Catherine and I are ambassadors for, It's Good 2 Give, which is a child's cancer charity."

Now renowned for his animal sculptures, Kev's work can be seen all over the country, and all his pieces make reference to Scotland or the Scottish countryside in some shape or form and this piece will be no exception. He has had tremendous feedback on his stag sculpture, titled Fraser Briar (pictured) and he hopes for the same reaction to this piece. The Clydesdale horse sculpture will be exhibited at next year's Royal Highland Show.

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