Clive Soord is a professional artist and sculptor who lives in the cathedral city of Canterbury in the south of England. While he’s not creating his own works of art in metal or clay, he teaches others how to do so at Canterbury College.
Clive works extensively in clay and makes incredible ceramic jugs and urns, bowls, teapots, mugs... you name it. But it’s his creation of an endless variety of richly detailed dragons, fantasy creatures and gargoyles, together with his lifelong interest in fantasy, magic and mythology, which has earned him the title ‘Master of the Dragons’.
Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and one for which Clive has a deep passion. He casts in bronze, aluminium and glass, performing the entire process himself from start to finish, using a variety of traditional and modern tools and kilns. His finished pieces, which range from mythical beasts through real beasts to giant chess sets and life portraits, are truly labours of love.