At Sands we have a fabulous range of giftware and collectables which encompasses several exciting and prestigious collections. You will find an enchanting range of cute characters and many pieces from Britain's heritage manufacturers. Amongst these fine collections we are delighted to include an extensive range of exceptional sculptures from the Border Fine Arts' Classics collection.
The team of talented artists and sculptors at Border Fine Arts are led by master sculptor Ray Ayres and the Classics collection takes inspiration from the wonderful landscape and characters of the Scottish borders. The collection features a diverse mix of beautiful figurines with a very broad spectrum of subjects including the local wildlife, livestock and agricultural life.
The Border Fine Arts Classics collection is the company's flagship range and is made up principally of limited edition pieces which are crafted and painted by hand. The subject matter is diverse and each piece features stunning attention to detail and captures the spirit of the region, life in the borders and the essence of the local characters.
You will certainly admire the charm of pieces like "A New Bale", a wonderful agricultural scene featuring a farmer bringing feed to young cattle with his tractor. You can feel the anticipation of the cattle as they look on and the piece is like a snap shot or freeze frame of daily life on the farm. "Hounds Away" is a beautiful study of the start of the hunt with exceptional detail and exquisite sculpting that results in a piece which perfectly conveys the sense of excitement at the scene.
The Classic Collection also showcases the beauty of the regional wildlife including birds of prey, hares and game. There are many stunning studies of domestic animals and livestock within Classics, indeed the character and soul of the area is brought to life with great skill and appreciation by the team of outstanding artists. Their achievements are made possible by thoroughly researching every subject before the creative process begins.
Sands Gifts are honoured to be the UK's principle stockist of Border Fine Arts. In addition to our comprehensive range of current pieces from the Classics collection we also offer you the opportunity to pre-order new designs before they are released ensuring that you don't miss out on the most sought after pieces. We will also help you to keep up to date with retirements from the collection.
You may be new to Border Fine Arts or an established collector. You could be searching for a great gift or looking to treat yourself. Whatever your reason for visiting us we are sure that you will find the perfect piece in our extensive collection and you can be assured of the highest standards of customer care with Sands.