Sand cast Bronze

Progressive foundry

Landscape Panel

Flora & fauna relief sculpture cutout panel

Permanent Public Sculpture, Guangzhou, China

My first public commission, this work is a gift from Auckland City to sister city Guanzhou, China.

Commissioned by Auckland City Council to celebrate the cities 20th Anniversary.

It is a visual celebration of many natural aspects of Auckland city in relief form cutouts. The back is etched rather than in relief. The brief involved something which would be easily transportable and also durable. It did the trick.


Cast bronze

Flux foundry

photos by Andre Van De Ven

Permanent Public Sculpture, Campbells Bay Beach, Auckland

These six Little Blue Penguins, made in bronze, can be found at Campbells Bay on Auckland’s North Shore.

The Little Blue Penguins were a private initiative by Max Tomson, supported by local council, celebrating the bird and penguins ladies, Sylvia Durrant and Annwynne Standish and the tireless work they do rehabilitating the local penguins, among other species of birds.

I was very excited to do this project, so lucky to be part of it. Working on a community project is deeply rewarding and working with Max Thomson, whose idea it was to offer this addition to his community, was such a joy. Community telling its own story is such an important social function and one which is of benefit to all who encounter it. It not only fosters local knowledge, but creates a sense of worth and understanding among its people, which further extends outward to other groups and visitors. When we first installed the penguins there was an attempt at vandalising them. But once we had the community unveiling people understood that it is a community funded, community directed initiative, and the community embraced the addition.

The penguins tell a story about the love and generosity of the Bird ladies, Sylvia Durrant and Anwwynne Standish, and their long lasting positive contribution to their community.


Cast bronze

Artworks foundry; Flux foundry

photos by Andre Van De Ven

Wallace Trophy

James Wallace Rendering Award

This was the trophy awarded annually to renderers by the Wallace Group.


Auckland University commissioned Samantha to design the Vice Chancellors medal for commercial excellence.

Vice Chancellors Medal for Commercial Excellence


Cast bronze

Artworks foundry

Female Nude

Life size female figure

Private commission


Cast bronze

Regal foundry

Following in My Fathers Footsteps

Male Quail & two Chicks

Originally this was a private commission for my uncle, Stephen Rodgers. It then developed into a limited edition of 12, first exhibited at the 2019-20 Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens Indoor exhibition.

Made to celebrate the California Quail families living in Cromwell, South Otago, I developed the idea further to include the father and 2 chicks, representing my uncle and his 2 daughters.

When I began sculpting the male quail I was concerned that the birds lack of shape and complex colouration would create a boring sculpture and a difficult patina. As a way of combating this I began adding detail to the birds body. This eventually resulted in the detailed realism of the work and the painted surfaces.


Cast bronze

Flux foundry 

Jack Nicklaus Golf Trophy 

Grizzly Bear 

Commission for the Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club, Auckland.

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