Sometimes I haven't stopped to take photos but I couldn't resist having a closer look. As you can see this stag is made from old horseshoes welded together. I think it must be lifesize, too.
Here's the detail of how the chest area is tightly packed with parts of shoes and the body is whole shoes. Some people are so clever! I wonder how many shoes went into making this - and the time and patience.
The other piece which is currently displayed is this graceful ArtDeco flower piece
and few years ago there was a sculpture of kites circling, also on this sort of scale.
Perhaps when I go along this road next, if the forge is open, I'll go in and have a talk with him.
The cottage in the background of the top photo was lived in by a dinner lady at the school where I taught - but I didn't knock to see if she was still in residence.