The Last Coracle Man
Ironbridge Gorge – Colebrookdale.
A Coreten Steel Profile Sculpture in the floodplain of Colebrookdale UNESCO Global Heritage Site.April 2021
A Monument to Tommy Rogers, the last Coracle Man, sited in the prestigious location at the slipyard of the Museum of the Gorge, Ironbridge.
Working alongside the Coracle Museum and their trustees this piece was hand cut and contour finished in Coreten weathering steel and painted to create contrast with the river and forest.
“We are proud to create a piece within a setting so prestigious as this Global UNESCO World Heritage Site, working in collaboration with the Trust was a wonderful opportunity to create something specific and meaningful for the local people and visitors to the historic gorge.”
Luke Perry - Sculptor
"We were very impressed how Luke managed to bring so much life and texture to a 2D representation of the coracle man. His expert texturing and detailing gives a wonderful reality to the coracle man. It has already become a favourite place for selfies.”
Chairman of the Corracle Trust