Jonathan Stamper

'Living and working in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside

provides me with a constant source of natural shapes and forms, shells,

fungi, plants and trees all give me ideas for sculpture.

My preferred medium is wood as it has such a variety of textures, colours

and grain; it also has a warmth that many other mediums don’t pocess.

When I have found an idea, I work directly on to the wood without

making any preliminary sketches or Marquettes. The wood will dictate

the final piece as any knots; cracks and grain are revealed as the piece

progresses.

I studied A level art and design and was influenced by the work of

Barbara Hepworth and Constantine Brancusi and their style of work

using natural forms has influenced me in my designs.

I have been fortunate to be able to combine my work as a Dairy Farmer

with my love of sculpture and have many sculptures in private collections

as far afield as Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.'

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