Vivi Mallock, who lives in Thruxton and has a studio in Quarley, has just completed the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh.
She was asked by MP Hugo Swire to do a life-size statue of Sir Walter Raleigh for East Budleigh - the nearest village to his birthplace at Hayes Barton on Devon. This is in Hugo Swire's East Devon constituency.
"We heard from Hugo that he was looking for a sculptor to do Sir Walter and we introduced him to Vivi Mallock. I think she has captured Sir Walter splendidly - a man who enjoys life, but probably not a man to trifle with."