We have collected sculpture in all sorts of media for many years. There are a number of sculptors who are Gallery Artists. Most sculpture is UK based, although we did show work from one or two sculptors from Spain and France, found during our time living there. Our favourite media are stone, bronze, glass and stainless steel, although wood, silver and many others have featured.
Ralph Brown RA
Born in 1928 in Leeds and studied at Leeds School of Art. Brown was awarded a Royal College of Art Scholarship to Greece in 1955, and in that year his bronze ‘Mother and Child’ was bought by Henry Moore. In 1972 he was elected Royal Academician and was Professor of Sculpture at Salzburg Festival Summer Academy. He died in 2013.
Paul Mount attended the Royal College of Art and lectured at Winchester School of Art. His commissions include the ‘Spirit of Bristol’ in St. James’s Square Bristol; the British Steel Corporation, London; the Cabinet Offices, Accra, Ghana and Chase Manhattan Bank in Lagos, Nigeria. His work has been shown in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S.A, as well as numerous galleries and sculpture parks in the U.K., including Marlborough Fine Art and the New Art Centre.
Francois’ work is very much based on the commission of form, whether solid or scooped out and the interplay between space and light.His marble sculpture has become known for the effect that he achieves with the holes or voids in the piece, coupled with the different treatment of the faces this adds intrigue as to whether one views the pieces from one side or the other.The interplay of space and light being further strengthened by his use of glass in what are becoming multimedia works.He is a member of an international group of sculptors ‘L’ Atelier CORSANINI’ based in Carrera (Italy) with whom he works on a regular basis.
Philip Hearsey uses the sand-casting process to create vessil forms that honour and explore the qualities of bronze as a material in its own right.
“The rim is critical; it is the interface between the container and that which is contained – it is most usually bright polished and not only reveals, beauty colour and solidity of the material but…exemplifies any asymmetry or dichotomy between the “outer surface of the piece as a whole the ‘container’, and the space and void that is contained”
Chris Buck studied at Redruth School of Art, Cornwall. He has worked in several foundries, which has given him a thorough knowledge of casting techniques. He is inspired by the St. Ives abstract artists, and is a Member of the Penwith Society of Arts founded by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.
Producing sculpture in both wood and stone, it is in bronze that he finds the greatest satisfaction, combining natural forms and industrial precision to achieve individual pieces of strength and beauty.
Cot’s background in design, using modern and traditional materials is the basis of his work. He has developed an ability to reduce design to its bare essentials.
Very often this results in a wonderful simplicity of line in his work that is not only beautiful to the eye but almost compels one to touch, stroke, feel and enjoy his work at a different level.
He understands the mathematics of scale but he has the ability and confidence to adjust by eye. His designs speak for themselves, simplicity of line and an intriguing utilisation of space combined to become a thing of beauty to be enjoyed by both visual and tactile senses.
Cot achieves a harmony between the combination of volume, line and the incidence of light.
Most of her scupltures are simplified animal forms with highly polished surfaces and detail eliminated in order to set off the natural beauty of her materials. Early carvings were mostly in hardwoods. Later she turned to alabaster, soapstone and marble. For some years she experimented with two-tone effects, polished areas with chiselled or scratched finishes or inlaid resins. Unusually for a stone carver, many of Anita’s pieces are also cast into bronze in limited editions. Since 1987 they have been cast and patented exclusively by Pangolin Editions.
Jackson received a Diploma in Techniques and Technology of Hand Glassmaking and Decoration from Dudley College of Technology in 1986. He went on to study his BA under Steven Proctor and Ray Flavell at West Surry College of Art and Design, graduating in 1989. Since then he has taken short courses of study at San Francisco State University, USA, Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland and at Bullseye Resource Centre, USA.
BA (1st Class Hons) 3D Design – Glass, Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
Completed a Princes Trust Heritage course in dry stone walling and stone masonry. Has sold one of his original pieces through Gloucester Cathedral and has recently completed two commissions.