In 1973 John Perry founded the Studio with the concept of applying the very latest materials and molding techniques to the reproduction of his sculpture in order to make it as broadly accessible as possible.
He developed Pellucid, a compound of resins that can be presented in a variety of forms, the frosted white version resembling bisque porcelain, the beige version, Balanite, looks like polished ivory, and the black version, Ebonite, like polished ebony. Some of the pieces are air-brushed for a realistic look.
The response during the past 30 years has been such that John Perry's work has passed into the possession of literally millions of people. During the past three years he has created increasing numbers of limited edition bronze sculptures. These and the Pellucid work are featured in galleries in the USA.
Thousands of seagulls flock to Portuguese beach. 2008
Onlookers gasped in delight yesterday as thousands of seagulls flocked to a beach in Portugal. The hungry gulls fought over the remains of the catch brought in by fisherman at Costa de Caparica beach near Lisbon.
The stunning sight reportedly occurs up to four or five times a day when locals take the best of the fish selection leaving the gulls to feed on the leftovers.
Seagulls are large aggressive and noisy birds and can measure up to 68cm from bill to tail and have a wingspan up to 85cm.
They typically feed on fish and worms and will look for food up to 50 miles from their nest.