Last night in London, Pippa Middleton and internationally-renowned sculptor, Sophie Ryder launched Maryhare, a limited edition bronze created by the artist at the inspiration of Ms Middleton. Sales of the bronze will raise money to build new primary facilities at the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, Newbury, of which Pippa Middleton is an Ambassador.
When Pippa Middleton first approached Sophie Ryder earlier this year to seek her help, she was unaware that Sophie had worked with the pupils at Mary Hare School in 2003 when she was resident at the school for a week of workshops. Without hesitation, Ms Ryder agreed to create an exclusive piece of sculpture to raise funds for the school.
Pippa Middleton said, 'Mary Hare School is a wonderful place, and I am constantly inspired by its staff and especially by its children. I am proud and honoured to be its Ambassador, and I am delighted to be launching this initiative to raise crucial funds for its new primary school.'
Sophie Ryder's Maryhare is being produced in an edition of 50, priced at £6,000 + VAT. Each numbered bronze is supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by both the artist and Pippa Middleton.
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For more information, please visit http://maryharesculpture.org.uk/
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