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Sarah who is based in West Sussex, while traveling Sarah has been inspired by the architecture of various countries of tall, thin buildings that lean together tracing the contours of the land. Which lead to her collection of quirky buildings.
This collection involves the manipulation of wood to create the landscape upon which these individual handmade tin houses are placed: newspaper trees are then added completing the sculpture. Each piece of driftwood is carefully selected and the unpredictability of the material results in each sculpture being unique
In 2011 she also launched her wire knits collection. This involves moulding by hand the wire knit into the body of sculpture. Each piece is individual and unique.
The first works of this collection were dogs and cats and the inspiration for the latest edition of sculptures has been expanded on to include humans and birds.
David Cemmick has been a freelance artist since his first sell-out solo exhibition in 1974, at the age of nineteen. Over the past four decades he has travelled extensively, gathering field experience and documenting scientific expeditions in some of the world’s remotest habitats. He has painted the ethno medicinal plants of Madagascar for Dr David Bellamy’s Conservation Foundation, illustrated two books focusing on the endangered Kakapo Parrot and Black Robin and the ground breaking conservation work of the New Zealand Wildlife Service and studied coral and fish communities on Jamaica’s Morant Cays coral atoll, whilst painting under water.
These, and many other field expeditions, have helped fuel his deep respect and fascination for the animal world and given him the thirst to make ‘art’ from what he has seen in nature. From field sketch to finished painting, sculptures in bronze and clay, figurative sculptures and café sketches, this site explores the broad spectrum of David’s work.
Living just outside the Lake District National Park, in the foothills of the Cumbrian Pennines of England, David is constantly inspired by the changing dramatic landscape and the abundance of nature he sees every day.
Illona was born in Copenhagen in 1954. Her father was a painter and her mother was a potter. Illona grew up in a workshop, literally with clay in one hand and a brush in the other, exhibiting for the first time at the age of seventeen. On leaving college, she opened her own studio gallery in Copenhagen.
Illona later moved to Scotland and is now well known throughout the country for her expressive sculptures.
Ilona works in bronze and ceramics. She creates her bronze sculptures by taking a wax copy of a sculpture, and cast it in what is called "the lost wax method". A copy of the item to be sculptured is moulded using wax, the wax sculpture is then encased in a plaster mould the wax is melted out and filled with molten bronze. Each piece is slightly different and only small editions are made.
Her sculptural ceramics are made in stoneware, fired and then hand painted. Her figures are acutely observed and are full of character. Illona also creates more abstract pieces, but still loosely based on human forms.
Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections world-wide.
Libby Edmondson is a full time artist producing mainly animal forms and work that explores literary themes. As a potter she hand builds with craft-crank clay, which is decorated with a variety of textural finishes, coloured slips and oxides.
As well as ceramics and painting she has recently commissioned some of her most popular ceramic pieces to be cast in bronze resin.
The nature of the bronze resin casting process limits the production to a maximum of 75 pieces after which a new clay model has to be made.
Libby is a professional member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and is a member of the Northern Potters Association.
Philip’s artistry and imagination create elegant objects that do not rely solely upon their intrinsic beauty: they possess an essential presence and resonance.
His vessels are solid and heavy and are formed using the sand-casting process. This process is relentless and unforgiving – the patterns must withstand considerable abuse and a sand foundry is no place for a delicate original. Each casting roughly replicates the original pattern but requires considerable work to refine and finish the surface and form. Sometimes the casting is cut, pierced or individually shaped to create a unique version and although born from a common original, a truly one-off piece.
Patination presents challenging, unpredictable and seemingly endless possibilities. Although based on sound chemical principles it nevertheless involves a degree of uncontrollable mystery, chance, accident and risk: no two pieces are, or ever can be, quite the same.
The colouring is not a coating, it is the surface itself: it is a transformation of the material, by the material, and is an outward manifestation and celebration of the bronze.
Michael Kusz is a Yorkshire based sculptor creating unique works from recycled materials, mainly copper. Coppers ease to manipulate allows Michael to express any form and style that he intends to. It also allows the piece to be built to last, taking up to 90 years outside to turn from copper to verdigris green.
When beginning a piece, he immerses himself in the subject, intensively researching to really get a feel for its nature, gaining insight as to how it will transcribe into metal. He creates working templates, that when transformed to copper, expresses the desired aesthetics.
“I am confident with a wide variety of materials and techniques I draw on life, I work with intuition, I aim to make my inner critic smile.”
David has travelled widely in Africa, Asia and North America. His deep passion for nature and wildlife is evident in his work and comments.
"The greatest sculptor of all is nature itself, to see perfect line and subtle shape entwined with such strength, power and grace will forever fascinate and inspire me."
With an incredible eye for detail David is comfortable working at the smallest of sizes as well as producing larger monumental pieces. This versatility is down to his natural flare and extensive experience that David has gained working for some of the major players in the pewter, giftware and retail sectors.
He has spent the last six years producing a considerable body of work which is cast in bronze, where his passion for wildlife shines through. Known nationally and internationally, David's work is available through many galleries, national shows and Sotheby's Auction House.