GAYLORD HO FAERIES
JO9-- - WATER FAERIE (Version 1)
The photo below is an official photo and it is the only one I have of this piece painted.
(Photos kindly supplied by Rob Simpson)
The photos below are of the original wax sculpture.
(Photos dated 12th of April 1999 kindly supplied by Rob Simpson)
Jenny Oliver became freelance things began
to change, two never released pieces were
a mid year catalogue but never went into production
- 'Jasmine' was still sculpted by Jenny but 'Secret Treasures'
was sculpted by James Brierley from a Rob Simpson Drawing
but James admitted that Secret Treasures wasn't very
good so a sculptor from the Far East called Gaylord
Ho was brought in and the range was to be called 'Faeries'
by just removing Jenny's name from the title.
He did six piece's including a better
remake of Secret Treasures with the added extra of two
faeries instead of the original one. Two pieces
called 'Elixir' and 'Ice Faerie' were ready
for release and most of the others were
ready (one was still in wax) but at the last minute RD
did a turnaround and withdrew the entire range so these
pieces never saw the light of day.
There are purists out
there who would have hated
the idea of another sculptor especially from the east
working on the range but I'm sure you can
see from these photos that Gaylord Ho had
done an excellent job and the range would
have gone on without Jenny if RD had the
courage to continue.
group photo is an official picture used with kind permission)