We trained it up to London and partook of the free champagne while taking in the stunning art. The range was dedicated to champion animals. Years in the making, Britain's award winning animals - horses, dogs, pigs, bulls, rams - were sought by Nick Bibby and co and recreated in wax then expertly cast in bronze by the Pangolin foundry.
It was a good time! Nick's sculptures are astonishingly accurate in detail and anatomy and the variety of gorgeous finishes on the bronze made each one extra special. As is all that talent wasn't enough, Nick took the attendees out for pizza after the showing was finished. Here are two of my favourite pieces:
Berkshire Sow: Winner of the Best January Gilt or Boar! This lovely pig is called Lady 22. Nick noted she was a 'delightful, perky little pig" and that's how he sculpted her.
My favourite favourite: this gorgeous bloodhound has the rather awesome name Trailfinder Fortitude. His grand name matches his stature! He's won loads of awards! I can't remember the exact prices for each piece but I think the cheapest was a couple of thousand pounds. Get one of each!