"Creativity is contagious,
pass it on". Albert Einstein
a 6-minute PetchaKucha slide presentation of my work
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My sculpture is strongly influenced by my background
in museums, and the skills learned as a restoration carver.
Before training as a stone carver I worked in art administration;
at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and in London at the Crafts
Council, the British Museum and Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.
This contact with high quality artefacts set a standard which I aim
towards in my own work.
Having studied Restoration Stone Carving at the City &
Guilds of London Art School I was apprenticed and employed by some of
the best contemporary British craftspeople; David Kindersley,
Dick Reid, Rattee and Ketts, and The Carving Workshop. This gave
me a rigorous grounding in carving, masonry, and lettercutting skills,
and instilled in me an attention to fine detail.
My work demonstrates a close knowledge of a range of historical
styles and techniques, combined with an appreciation of modern sculptural
abstraction. Line and form are used to express emotion, and I seek to
imbue each piece with a sense of warmth and humanity.
I live with Daniel
Jeffares, two children and a hamster.
About my Stone Carving Workshops
I run very enjoyable and instructive carving classes -suitable
for beginners and people with experience. I will guide you how to sculpt
whatever you have in mind. After three days tuition you'll have picked
up enough skills to carry on carving on your own. Most of my students
come back year after year because the classes are so much fun.
covered within the course;
- Tool use, and carving techniques
- How to work in three-dimensions
- What tools you will need, and where to buy them
- How to sharpen your chisels
- How to build a work bench
- Where to locate stone
- How you can develop your skills further
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