Flying on the Shepton art trail

ONE of Somerset’s best-known and most versatile artists, Fiona Campbell, has installed a wire sculpture of a blackbird above the entrance to The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet.

The work is part of a Bird Trail around the town, commissioned by Shepton Town Council. Seven artists have created British bird sculptures using natural and recycled materials for a two-month free art trail for the public to enjoy.

Following the success of her first online sculpture course, Fiona will be running another in January 2021. For details or to book a (safe-distanced) workshop contact her at

Pictured: Blackbird, recycled and found steel, tin, copper wire, plastic (including old toothbrush handle for beak).