Budleigh Salterton artist’s table ‘walks’ away

An avid collector of unusual things walked away with a unique table created by Budleigh Salterton artist Neil Rogers.

Neil Rogers, of West Hill, created his unique occasional table from a pair of mannequin’s legs spotted at the Knowle recycling centre, in Salterton Road.

Mr Rogers, 65, displayed his latest creation at the Exmouth Art Group summer exhibition, where it was bought by John Excell – an avid collector of ‘unusual things’.

Mr Rogers said when he originally unveiled his unique creation at the 2009 South West Academy Art Show, he had to rescue his work from MP Ben Bradshaw who thinking it was an actual table, tried to use it when leaving an empty wine glass.

Mr Rogers, whose work is inspired by other people’s cast-offs, said he had not predicted finding a buyer for the piece.

He said: “I was surprised. I didn’t anticipate that at all. I just put it in the exhibition because I thought it was an interesting looking thing.”