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Simon Burns Cox Sculptor and Letter Carver Edinburgh
- Simon Burns-Cox has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997
Biography of Simon Burns-Cox. Simon has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997 working in Stone, Marble, Slate and Granite and other mediums and is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh Scotland which is an International Centre for Sculptors.
Rhapsody is a garden sculpture made from Guatemalan Green Marble and Portland Stone
War and Peace
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
A Second Home
Simon was born in Sussex in 1962 and is married with one child. He began life in The Far East in Borneo and Malaysia and was then educated at Clifton College Bristol and London University where he studied Environmental Science. After University, he trained as a Science Teacher gaining a MSc teaching qualification but decided that school life was not for him so went into the business world eventually becoming Director of a Medical Advertising Agency in Gloucestershire, England.
It was at this point his life changed. Aged 33 he was taken seriously ill with a brain hemorrhage which left him unable to speak for two years. During this bleak period, however, he discovered the art of Stone Carving which he found allowed him to express himself at this time and gave him much enjoyment.
When eventually he recovered after intensive speech therapy, he decided to train formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years learning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture and Carving from Italian craftsmen and artisans.
Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath, England, for six years and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is now based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Simon sells his work and exhibits regularly in private galleries, public and solo exhibitions throughout the UK. His work can be seen in permanent exhibitions in Bath Abbey,Wells Cathedral, and St.John’s Edinburgh. He currently has a three year exhibition from March 2016-19 at The Peoples Palace, Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, and The Riverside Museum ,Glasgow, in aid of Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 was made to commemorate the end of The First World War. At the end of the exhibition, the Sculpture will be auctioned in aid of the charity. Expressions of interest should be made to Simon Burns-Cox and PoppyScotland.
Simon Burns-Cox works primarily in Stone and Marble but also other mediums such as Slate, Granite and Alabaster. Simon particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an admiration for Eric Gill’s stone lettering work, the acknowledged Master of that craft. Simon makes Garden Sculptures, Headstones and Memorials, and Signs for Home and Business. He is available for all types of commission and projects.
Current Available Courses
These courses are designed for those who would like to discover the Art of Stone Letter Carving. This is an ancient form of art which is still popular today. Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He offers courses in Stone Letter Carving to participants of all levels. The groups are small with a maximum of 5 participants and the classes are held in the modern purpose built Studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors.
Courses - click for more details:
Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course
Follow-Up Course in Stone Letter Carving
Individual Tuition in Sculpture and Lettering
Three Day Stone Letter Carving Course
Contact Simon Burns-Cox
If you would like to contact Simon Burns-Cox to discuss a commission or project or would like to join one of his Stone Letter Carving Courses, you can find him at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop at the address below:
The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Edinburgh EH6 4JT
07799 474 489
Simon Burns-Cox has exhibited far and wide:
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow: The marble sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ by Simon Burns-Cox will be on display until March 2018
The 153rd Open Annual Exhibition 2016 at The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts: Selected and Sold: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)
The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh (RSA) Open Exhibition Selected: Love and War (Marble)
The Victoria Art Gallery Bath Summer Exhibition with The Bath Society of Artists Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)
The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 will be exhibited in Glasgow for the next three years in aid of Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture was made to commemorate the ending of The First World War and will be displayed a the following locations:
March 2016 -2017 The Peoples Palace Glasgow
March 2017 -2018 The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow
March 1018 -2019 The Riverside Museum
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Going for Gold (Marble)
Stairs Castle Stranraer Scotland in aid of Combat Stress: War and Peace 2 Sold at auction (Marble)
The Institute of Fine Arts Glasgow Open Exhibition Selected : Woodland 1 and 2
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer in Sport Exhibition Selected: Going for Gold
Aesthetic Creative Works Annual 2012 Selected: War and Peace
The Society of Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Henderson Art Shop Prize
St. Johns Church Edinburgh Permanent Exhibition Untitled
Wells Cathedral Permanent Exhibition – A Second Home
The Society of Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Selected
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected
Bath Abbey Solo Exhibition for Remembrance Sunday and now a permanent exhibit: I dreamed kind Jesus
The Contemporary Art Exhibition London Selected
The Victoria Art Gallery Summer Exhibition Bath and The Society of Bath Artists Selected
The Royal West of England Academy Bristol (RWA) Selected
To purchase work by Simon Burns-Cox: You can either contact him directly at email@example.com or through the following Galleries:
ArtParksS International Ltd (www.artparks.co.uk) Guernsey, U.K.
The Colours Gallery, Edinburgh (www.colours-gallery.co.uk)
Saatchiart.com (www.saatchiart.com) U.S.A
Rippingham Art ( www.theartonlinegallery.com) Surrey, U.K.
Sable and Ox (www.sableandox.co.uk) U.K.
EXHIBITIONS AND PROMOTION AT THE FOLLOWING GALLERIES
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
The People’s Palace Museum, Glasgow
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset
Bath Abbey, Somerset
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and The Bath Society of Artists
The Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
The Torrance Gallery Edinburgh
The Bristol Guild
The Quest Gallery Bath
Gallery LeFort Bath
Out of the Blue Gallery Bath
The International Sculpture Centre New York
The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Edinburgh EH6 4JT
07799 474 489