Exclusive Goblin Collection settles into Trentham

Trentham Shopping Village, in Staffordshire, has struck gold in the international world of sculpture, thanks to the arrival of an exclusive collection of bronze goblins.

Acclaimed artist David Goode, who grew up in the nearby market town of Leek, made a name for himself as Madam Tussaud’s youngest sculptor – travelling the world for sittings with famous figures ranging from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson, to Ronald Reagan and Yasser Arafat.

After becoming a freelance sculptor in 1994, he found renewed fame with his Goblin Collection, inspired by a childhood fascination with myths and folklore and a love of Tolkien.

Now Trentham has become the only gallery outside of David’s studio in Oxford to stock his sought-after bronze-cast goblin pieces, which prove popular with buyers across the globe, particularly in the USA.

Glazed Art, which sells collectable and inspirational ceramic and glass art, has now added David Goode to its already impressive line-up of artists on show in the gallery – including those of artist David Meredith whose eye-catching installation of bronze wildlife sculpturesis currently wowing visitors to Trentham Gardens.

Glazed Art owner, Mark Nixon says, “We really do feel quite honoured, and privileged, to be able to present David Goode’s fantastic range of bronze sculptures.  We were introduced to him by a mutual friend, and after a brief conversation David thought that Trentham Shopping Village would be the perfect venue for his much sort-after work”.

The Trentham Estate, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, is one of the UK’s top visitor destinations, welcoming more than three million visitors a year.  As well as the Shopping Village with its mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, the Estate is also home to Trentham Gardens, one of the UK’s most visited paid-for garden attractions, and Trentham Monkey Forest, a unique opportunity to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in a natural woodland setting.

For full details, visit www.trentham.co.uk.