FRESH AIR 2011 - Quenington Sculpture Exhibition

Fresh Air 2011 exhibited the work of over 90 sculptors. Below you will find an alphabetical list of artists who will took part in the show.




Tom Allan
Tom lives in Glasgow and organised an international exhibition of stone and marble sculpture, "Carrara to Glasgow" in 2004. In 2006 he set up and organised the first regular International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Scotland. Twelve sculptors, from 8 different countries, came to participate in the event. This was repeated in 2007, at Kelburn Castle near Largs, and we plan to continue on a regular basis. He has taught stone sculpture classes at Glasgow Sculpture Studios since 2005.
Carole Andrews
Carole is an associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and has a degree in Fine Art. She manipulates 2 dimensional materials into 3 dimensional form to make sculpture with an organic influence. Movement, reflection and translucence have become important factors in her work which has been exhibited widely around the UK and USA in both gallery and landscape settings. This work is based on the experience of snorkeling over coral reefs.
Laurence Ambrose
Ambrose is an artist and sculptor who has worked in the UK, USA and France. She creates striking abstract images using coloured inks on paper she waxes by hand and she forges fantastic pieces in steel and objet trouve. Hr work has hung in the White House - President Bill Clinton’s speechwriter George Stephanopoulos has bought her work - and it has been sought out by Hollywood writers Dick Clement and Allan Scott and actor Jonathan Pryce.
Jane Ansell
The starting point and subject matter for Jane’s work is always taken from a specifically chosen location, often referencing the wild or cultivated landscapes that evoke relationships with human experience. Jane has studied in Cyprus, the USA and completed her MFA at University of Sunderland in 2004. Her practice includes painting, photography, drawing and installation. Jane has recently completed a collaborative research residency titled TEND at Trewidden Garden in Cornwall.

Angie Atmadjaja
Angie is a sound artist whose works explore extreme audio perception and its impact on the apprehension of forms and space. Her work centres in abstract, minimal audio/visual installations that explore psychoacoustic phenomena. By articulating pure sound materials such as sinewaves and filtered noise, she create works that place viewers in a realm of pure experience where sound is perceptually tangible. Works to date have included visual and audio installations such as Wall & Colour (2006), States of Being (2007), Iintrinsic (2008) and 2 Sources, 8 Iinterference Waves which she showed at Fresh Air 2009.
Diana Barraclough
Whilst studying ceramics at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art under David Ballantyne, I won a travelling scholarship to Sweden and also worked with David Leach in Devon. After qualifying, I worked for Mary Rich in Cornwall, gaining valuable experience in running a workshop before setting up my own studio in Berkshire. This was a time of growing demand for handmade, domestic pots and for many years I did a great deal of repetitive throwing, selling mainly to craft shops and galleries in the South of England.

Svend Bayer
Born in Uganda of Danish parents, he studied at the University of Exeter before joining Michael Cardew at Wenford Bridge in 1968. Since 1975 he has worked at Duckpool Cottage on the oustskirts of a remote Devonshire village, chosen for its close proximity to supplies of good ball clay and a saw mill which supplies him with off cuts to fire the massive kiln which he has built.
Adam Binder
Adam John Binder was born on the 30th August 1970 and grew up on a farm in the picturesque surroundings of The Cotswolds, where he continues to live today. It is a place he holds dear, as it was growing up in this idyllic environment that awakened his senses to the beauty and wonder of the natural world, which has been the inspiration for his art for the last 20 years. 

Lucy Birtles
Lucy came to ceramics as a mature student , completing a B.A. in Ceramics at U.W.E. aged 50. She started making pots at Stroud Art School , and was inspired by the work of Betty Blandino and Ewan Henderson - handbuilding was her preferred method until her second year at Bristol . After leaving college she built a workshop , and spent a few years working as a technician at Stroud College before becoming a full time potter. She was a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen and has shown work at Hadfield Fine Arts as well as participating in group shows locallyin Gloucestershire. 

Sarah Blood
Sarah studied for her BA Hons in Glass in 1999, and her MA in 2003 at the University of Sunderland. She gained work experience in Australia, Slovakia and the UK, working with artists such as Stepan Pala and Zora Palova. Recent exhibitions include FIFA 100, RA London 2004, and Tangents and Diversions, Hong Kong 2005. She draws her inspiration from such diverse sources as geometry to botany, childhood memories to poetry.
Claudia Borgna
Claudia was born in Hamburg, Germany, and raised in Italy. After graduating from Genoa University in foreign literature, she moved to London, where she has been living for over 15 years although lately she has been leading a nomadic life style pursuing her art a bit all over the world. She is the recipient of both the Joan Mitchell and the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner Grant and was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award as well as the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship Award. In 2009 she was short-listed for the BBC2 documentary: “School of Saatchi” and was voted: The Public Speaks Winner for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2010. Recently she has also been short-listed and commended for the British Women Artist’s Prize 2010.
Hans Borgonjon
MA 3-D Design: Ceramics. Awarded the Emerging Makers Scheme Arts Matrix 2008, Bristo; and the Development Award by the Crafts Council 2008-2009. Publications - Ceramic Review: Open Gallery, March 2008; ‘New Ceramics’ article published Dec/Jan 2009-2010.

Michael Branthwaite
G raduated from Sunderland University in 2000 with a BA Hons in Sculpture. Since then he has shown work internationally focusing on site-related commissions. In 2009 he undertook commissions for the Wirksworth Festival in Derbyshire and Platomas train Station in Greece. Recent works include Saatchi at the A Foundation ‘Northern Stars’ and ‘Common Ground’ Hanley Park- Stoke-on-Trent. He is currently based in the west midlands where he supports his artistic practice with a Senior Lecture post at Staffordshire University.

Charles Bray
Born in Salford in 1922. Charles is a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, a Fellow of the University of Sunderland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author of “A Dictionary of Glass”, “Ceramics & Glass – A Basic Technology” and “Glass Blowing”. 

Edwina Bridgeman
Edwina Bridgeman creates three dimensional narrative works from found materials, driftwood, scrap metal, old tools and remnants of old instuments. Re-using items washed up by the tide or found discarded on local allotments means that each component has already made a journey and brings its own peculiar story to the finished piece. Her work is often described as 'joyful and uplifting', telling stories of inspiration and endeavour. The work has a sense of dramatic construction which reflects her earlier work as a scene painter.

Roisin de Buitlear

Nigel Cann 
Nigel Cann works under the name of Stone Rainbow. He gained a National Diploma in Design at Bristol and had a career in graphics. He experimented with art techniques, including natural materials which led to stone-cutting. An artist friend of his gave him stained glass offcuts which he combined with his stones resulting in a Chelsea Designer's Commission. Nigel continued to develop the concept of garden installations and now produces stone sculptures in monolithic form pierced with stained glass. The reflection of light and the shadows formed by these imposing creations contrast beautifully with their outdoor environs.

Frances Carlile
Frances was born in Scotland and studied Fine Art at Camberwell College and sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London. She has exhibited widely and makes work mostly for commissions in particular for outdoor sites and gardens. Her work is always a reflection of landscape and is based on drawing. 
Rachel Carter
Rachel designs and creates sculptural pieces for the garden or landscape setting, using mild steel and willow. A graduate of Derby University from the 3D Sustainable Design and Practice program, she has a studio/workshop in Ilkeston,Derbyshire, with four other designer/makers to create the collective group 'Shed 2 Studios'. Alongside her commission work, is community based work as a visiting artist and as Artist in Residence for Rethink, teaching and demonstrating a variety of workshops encouraging the use of a sustainable practice. 

Stephen Charlton
Creates unique animal sculptured forms in bronze for both indoors and outdoors from his studio in Warwickshire, England.
Doug Cocker

Paul Cox
Is an award winning sculptor specialising in mixed media sculpture. He was awarded a Henry Moore scholarship to study post graduate sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, London. His work is now represented internationally in public and private collections. He now lives and work in Newhaven, UK where he works on one-off commissions and exhibition pieces.

John Creed
John’s interest is across the whole spectrum of metalwork; from one-off site specific projects within the field of architecture, sculpture as public art or for the garden, to small objects for the home such as a hat and coat stand, music stand, fruit dish, or silverware for the meal table. His work is innovative and original. It challenges conventional thought and often uses a combination of materials to achieve a concept. Ideas and process combine to explore and develop an idea to its ultimate conclusion.

Alison Crowther
Alison was born in Yorkshire in 1965. She gained an MA for Furniture Design at the RCA in 1989. She taught at Bedale’s Craft and Design Dept until 1998. She has exhibited in the UK and USA . Notable clients include John and Nanya Sainsbury, Paul Welland and Lord and Lady Hartington.

Euan Cunningham
Euan studied for a degree in 3D design at Newcastle finishing in 1991 and has since been self-employed, designing and making furniture and lighting for both interior and exterior. He is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and exhibits regularly in London and the surrounding counties.

Sue Darlison

Kate Denton
Kate trained at Goldsmith’s. She has exhibited widely at galleries and gardens across the UK and her native Jersey including three solo shows in London’s Cork Street. Her work has been included in several curated exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. Her work includes several public commissions and over a hundred private ones.
Fiaz Elson
Fiaz graduated form Staffordshire University with a BA Hons in 2001. She worked for Colin Reid Glass as an artist assistant until 2004. Now working from her studio in Stroud Fiaz specializes in the lost wax and kiln casting techniques. Her work is exhibited in the UK and Europe. Recent exhibitions include the Scottish Gallery, the Cheltenham Museum and the Cowdy Gallery.
Mo Farquharson
Mo’s work is characterised by its wit, its sharp observation and its technical competence. There are two distinct bodies of work, which reflect the two very different worlds she inhabits – a frenetic London existence and the remote countryside of north-east Scotland. Her sculptures are inspired by the urban world, in which she lives and show an incisive understanding of everyday situations. She was born in Scotland and travels there frequently, her Scottish background informs the vocabulary of her much admired animal sculptures. Wildlife has always been a great love and much of her early work is devoted to her vivid animal depictions.
Richard Farrington
Alec Finlay
Alec is an artist and poet, born in Scotland in 1966, currently living and working in Newcastle. He has exhibited internationally and was recently short-listed for the Northern Art Prize. Much of Finlay's work extends and renews the contemporary poem-object; for Fresh Air he has created a playful new work on a domestic theme, naming two traditional wooden dog kennels in memory of Anton Chekhov's dogs, BROMIDE and QUININE. Two cherry trees have been planted alongside the kennels. 

Andrew Flint
Studied for a BA in Industrial Design at University of Central England, then for a Ceramics and Glass MA at Wolverhampton University. He then studied bronze cast ing with Philip Wakeham and an Bronze Casting Intensive Course with Richard Trupp at Kingston University. He hand builds the forms using the coil technique and a single form will take several weeks to complete. His work can be seen at the Machado Gallery in Barford. Warwick; The Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey; and Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, West Sussex.
Jenny Ford
Jenny graduated with her MA (Tapestry - Fine Art) from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1993. She has exhibited throughout the UK and also in Japan and was awarded a Yorkshire Arts Visual Artists Award in 1996. Past exhibitions include the Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax; Rochester Art Gallery, Kent. Jenny is an elected member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Judy Francis

Mila Furstova

Peter Garrard

Martin Griffiths

Fiona Haines
A graduate of Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors at Bath Spa University with a First Class Honours Degree. Her work utilises man-made, engineered materials exploring line, edge and texture.

Colin Hawkins
Loco Glass is a studio glass partnership formed by Colin and Louise Hawkins in 1998. Their distinctive style of glassmaking explores the fluidity, texture and transparency of the material. Using a combination of traditional and modern techniques they produce exciting contemporary glassware, from functional pieces to special commissions and sculpture.

Wendy Henley
Wendy is a multi-media artist with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Northampton. She creates 3D forms that explore the characteristics of human existence. Each piece precludes a single summary to encourage the viewer to look at things differently thereby engendering a multiplicity of responses, as the prime motive of her work is to give rise to discussion. Wendy was a co-founder of the art organization “Out Yer Tree” curating outdoor sculpture exhibitions.

Karen Hilliard
My use of brick as a creative medium began in 1993 when I was commissioned to lead a community group to design a site-specific piece of work using Ceramic Brick for Charlton Lane Hospital in Cheltenham. I devise unique creative opportunities to deliver quality collaborative innovative permanent artworks. I work with people in schools, communities, hospitals and other health care settings.

Wendy Hoare
Wendy gained her BA Hons Fine Art degree at reading 1963-67 where she specialised in sculpture. An interest in ceramics grew during her years of teaching art and she set up a work shop in 1989. She is a professional member of the Craft and Potter's Association.

Marigold Hodgkinson
Marigold studied at RAS and Goldsmith MA London, and lives and works in London and Warwickshire. She has carried out Site-specific projects in Lithuania Poland Holland Sweden, Italy and the UK. Recent sculpture-installation consist of floating site-works in a river, a moat and a lake (for Fresh Air 05, ‘Utopia’ at William Morris Museum 05 and ‘Hidden Delights’ Pines Garden Deal 06). She was artist in Residence at SACI Florence in 04, taught MA Site-Specific Sculpture/Wimbledon until 1999 and is Associate Lecturer at Byam Shaw School of Art -University of the Arts, London.

Tania Holland
Tania studied for her degree at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford. She has been Artist in Residence at Brooklands College and the Matthew Arnold School and more recently she curated a show at Conceptions Gallery in Windsor. She is a member of the Surrey Sculpture Society and her witty and decorative sculptural animals are in great demand throughout the UK. She works to commission.
Incisive Letterwork
Incisive Letterwork (Annet Stirling and Brenda Berman) taught lettering at the City and Guilds of London Art School. They are well known for their numerous architectural inscriptions including the portico at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery’s Ondaatje wing. They have had two solo exhibitions showing their more experimental work and exhibit in most major lettering shows

Richard Jack
Richard was born in Zimbabwe and his family moved to Farnham in 2002 where he is now working at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. His work is both figurative and abstract, often using a combination of wood, stone and steel as a way of expressing everyday happenings and the changing world around us. 

Richard Jackson
Jackson’s engagement with glass spans 25 years studying technique, sculpture, art and design, and working in glass studios in USA, Denmark and UK. Since 2000 he has worked independently as an artist exhibiting internationally and working to commission for private, corporate and public spaces. In 2007 he won the main award of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Prize in the UK. 

Katherine Morgan Kilpatrick
Katherine completed a BA at Sydney College of the Arts in Australia, and an MA at Wimbledon School of Art in the UK. She is now head of art at Tiffin Girl’s School. Katherine’s own work is often site specific and centred on different aspects of female clothing. This practice is underpinned by historical references and inspiration from the paintings of Gainsborough, Tissot, Boucher and Reynolds, and nuanced by enduring affection for clothes designed by Christian Dior.
Rick Kirby

Aimee Lax
Aimee is an artist who produces sculpture predominately in ceramic but also a wide range of other materials. She gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Ceramics at Bath Spa University in 1996-9 and an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2003-5; she is currently a part-time tutor at degree level at the University of Westminster. Work in permanent collections include the V & A Museum.
LoveBid is a recently formed artist collaboration between Taz Lovejoy and Mark Biddulph. They aim to create unusual artworks that subvert existing 3D forms (by playing with colour, materials and scale) to create humorous interactions with alternative exhibition environments. They both have experience of working in exterior environments as creators of Out Yer Tree, an outdoor organisation specialising in curating exhibitions in country parks. They have exhibited across the U.K in locations such as Coombe Abbey, Coventry, Barnwell Country Park, Peterborough and Showborough House Sculpture Garden in Gloucestershire.

Davy and Kristin McGuire

Jane McAdam Freud
Jane is the daughter of Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam. Her multi-disciplinary practice covers drawing, print, sculpture, medals and digital media. Her DVD 'Dead or Alive' was shown at the Florence Biennale in December 2007 and has since been shown internationally. She received her first degree from Central School of Art (now CSM), London, was awarded the British Art Medal Scholarship in Rome and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Founding Fellow of the Munton Medallion for Ethics. Granted Freedom of the City of London in 1991.
Carol McNicholl

Miranda Michels
Born in Herefordshire, Miranda is self taught. Originally known for her equine sculptures and her time spent in Africa , she has a deep interest in wildlife generally. She has exhibited extensively in the USA , Ireland and the UK . She now has her own gallery in Cirencester where her work can usually be seen.
Ian Middleton

Ruth Moilliet
Ruth produces highly finished metal and glass sculptures inspired by the plant kingdom. In her work she aims to draw the viewer’s attention to both the overall spectacle and individual beauty of a flower. Her work is inspired by her close study of a particular species and the beautiful, intricate forms she discovers. The finished pieces and the materials used explore the apparent fragility of an individual plant contrasted with its ability to sustain existence through ongoing lifecycles.

Nicolas Moreton
Eva Nesvadbova
Rebecca Newnham
For the last 17 years Rebecca has been producing sculpture both to commission and for exhibition. The commissions rise from recommendation, from the bodies of work produced for exhibition and from competitions. Recent projects include a 13m tall sculpture installation for an atrium on a cruise ship and a residency at the Hillier Gardens, Romsey. Rebecca won two Arts Council commissions as part of the Museumaker Project and made works for two regional museums, The Mackintosh Museum, 78 Derngate in Northampton and New Walk Museum in Leicester. 

Rob Olins
After qualifying with First Class Honours in Art and Design in 1980, I worked initially part time in design companies, architects and the theatre. This gave me confidence to make large scale work and the experience to help me develop designs using a wide range of materials and processes. My early career also showed me the value of collaboration. My work aims to use materials and resources efficiently, using contemporary materials, manufacturing and lighting techniques so as to help reduce the environmental ‘footprint” created by the manufacture and maintenance of the artwork.
Simon Packard

Lori Park

David Paton
David has practiced as a professional sculptor since 1997, working on several major landscape regeneration schemes alongside numerous sculptures and artist-led projects. Since completing an MA Contemporary Visual Art at University College Falmouth in 2007 David has carried out a collaborative research residency at Trewidden Garden in Cornwall and is now completing a large private commission in granite and bronze for Trewidden House. He is currently applying for a PhD in the arts, ecologies and geographies looking at material usage in the built environment.

Carol Peace
She studied 1989-1992 Winchester School of Art, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, and 2001-02 The Drawing Year, The Prince of Wales's Drawing Studio, London. She has exhibited widely in England and abroad and her work can be seen in the Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea, London.

Giles Penny
Studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, London. Has work in various collections and Public Spaces including Canary Wharf, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Portishead Quays, Bristol, Golden Square, London. His large work can be seen at Broomhill Art Hotel, Devon.
Godfrey Phillips

Nicola Ransom
Inspiration for Nicola Ransom's work is drawn from the world around her, people, architecture, details from nature, colour, pattern and texture. Her ideas are explored, primarily, through her work with kiln formed glass, intricately cutting and layering float glass, drawing and collaging with natural materials, wire and coloured glass to create both figurative and abstracted imagery. She then goes on to combine the fused glass elements with sandblasted glass or mirror panels, to create wall mounted 3-dimensional artworks. Qualifications and training: 2007 Space, Light and Glass with Marian Karel and Daniel Hanzlik, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle WA, USA; 2002 Architectural Kiln-formed Glass, Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey; 1998 BA Hons Design Studies, U.E.A. University College Suffolk, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Giles Rayner
Giles Studied at City and Guilds of London and at Kingston, Graduating in 2000. Since then he has followed a punishing schedule to create yet more ambitious and original designs, to which end he has firmly established himself as a leading player. Working with his father Ranulf Rayner, a fellow creative and accomplished artist, on several projects, has added to the ability to make the impossible achievable. They still keep a close link in their operations from Gloucestershire and Devon. Water Sculpture can be seen regularly at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, in exhibition partnership with Burncoose Nurseries.

Linda Rees

Diana Roles
Diana's work is strongly thematic and involves the production of large ceramic forms, intended for siting in environmental spaces. Its objective is to enrich the garden environment with elegance and interest. Scale is integral to my purpose in that the work must have a sympathetic presence in the garden, reflecting but not dominating its intrinsic mood. All the pieces are fired to stoneware temperature making them very durable and resistant to most climatic conditions. The work is finished with very dry muted glazes. She has a Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours) degree in Three Dimensional Design specialising in ceramics, Middlesex University 1979.
Mike Savage
Mike studied for his BA at Camberwell College and gained an MA at the Royal Collage of Art, London. Inspired by seed pods and plant forms, he works with sheet metal to create garden and conservatory sculpture that explore the scale of the natural world. He is intrigued by the complex shapes of organic segmentation and industrial forms.

Helen Slater
Based in Oxfordshire, Helen Slater's Art draws inspiration from the figurative form and its perception within changing environments. By using a mixture of techniques similar to those used in bronze casting and some specially developed by Helen herself, through years of research, she is able to produce stunning one-off Art pieces. These unique glass pieces vary in scale from dramatic life size figures, to be displayed outdoors, to delicate tabletop casts for interiors.

Joe Smith
Joe is a Yorkshire Scotsman who works exclusively in slate and stone. Recent first class honours MA. Liberal Arts, (Glasgow). Designer and creator of a range of dry-stone slate vases that go from two to eight feet in height, as well as a variety of globes, obelisks acorns, conifers etc. His works now find homes in private and public gardens throughout the UK, in Southern Ireland, the Channel Islands and occasionaly across the Atlantic.

Tracey Snape
Tracey studied for a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at the University of East London from 1995-1999. From 2004-06 she was awarded a proffessional development award to study OCN Glass Techniques at the International Glass Centre in Dudley, W Midlands; and from 2004-06 she gained a BTEC in glass techinques at Bournemouth and Poole. Tracey has an interest in spacial elements both sculpturally and unniversally and she uses the elusiveness of light to activate space.

Antonia Spowers
Antonia is interested in the ability of materials to convey ideas. The resonance of the site, the continuity of history, things seen and unseen, and threads of connection to a larger whole inform the work. Exhibitions include 1995 Pump House Gallery, Battersea Pk , 1998 Unfolding, Allen Gallery , Alton1998, Unfolding, Red House Museum , Christchurch , 2002 Brecknock Museum and Gallery, Brecon,2002 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh.

Melissa Spykerman

Lucy Strachan
Born in 1957, Lucy was studied at Brighton College of Art 1978-81. and then the Royal College of Art , London 1981-84. She has work in public and private collections in the UK and USA . Exhibitions include the ICA , the Serpentine Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and the Crafts Council in London , and Roche Court and the Bowes Museum . In America she has exhibited in the International Centre of Photography and Bernard College, NY.
Jilly Sutton
Jilly's sculptures are mainly wooden and principally figurative. Many pieces are cast in bronze. She has work in private collections and public galleries...The National Portrait Gallery, The Museum of Liverpool Life, The Prudential Collection, The National Trust etc... Her work is arresting but at the same time there is an overriding feeling of serenity. There is a decisive shape and form to her pieces, but also dynamism that comes from the organic character of the material. Surface texture is important in both her 2D and 3D work. The driving force behind her work comes from the tranquility of her surroundings. Her wooden house and studio are on the banks of the Dart Estuary where the calmness and order of the river, continually influence the peacefulness of her sculptures.

Almuth Tebbenhoff
Almuth was born in Fürstenau in north-west Germany . In 1969, a year after completing her secondary schooling, she moved to England where she studied ceramics at the Sir John Cass School of Art from 1972 to 1975. Following that, she set up a studio in London and for the next six years made studio ceramics, while she developed her ideas for sculpture. Tebbenhoff is inspired by process: the simple fact of working with her hands to distil from dull, reluctant matter pieces that are always interesting, always challenging, invariably searching, frequently witty, often profound, and sometimes breathtakingly lovely.In 1981, Almuth established her Southfields studio in a former church hall. At first she worked in clay and wood, but in 1986 she started a two-year course in metal fabrication at South Thames College , London.

Fiona Valentine

Patricia Volk
Born: 1951 Belfast, Northern Ireland. Studied Art: 1985-87 Middlesex Polytechnic and 1987-89 Bath College of Higher Education. She says: Heads have become an obsession to me, in the search to create modern icons: whether flawed Heroes, outwardly noble and courageous but nevertheless a victim of sorts; or ambiguous Virgins, the symbol of perfection but also of female repression. Both of history and of now. This has developed alongside the idea of faces in a crowd – indistinguishable amongst all the others – each with their own private tensions and sadness.

Johannes Von Stumm
Johannes was born in Munich in 1959 and studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art there. He worked with Peter Layton and Clifford Reney in London in 1989 and subsequently taught sculpture in Munich. In 1995 he opened his studio workshop in Wantage. He is a Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He is a Fellow and Treasurer of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He exhibits widely and has been commissioned for many public works. 

Carole Waller
Carole was born in Birmingham. She studied painting at Canterbury College of Art and her MA is in Fine Art Textiles from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Michigan. She has been exhibiting internationally since 1987 and her work is held in such collections as the V&A, London and the Forestry Commission at Westonbirt Arboretum. 

Liz Warrington
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London 2007-2010. Makes sculptural forms out of mundane, domestic ephemera.

Cara Wassenberg
Cara lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. Born in England she studies for her fine art degree at Coventry, then later studied metalwork and design at Hereford. She has worked with many notable craftsmen including Achim Kuehn (an East German Artist Blacksmith) restoring some of Berlin's public sculptures after the reunification. From 2000-2006she had a studio in Trotton, West Sussex and taught part time at Bedales and Eggars School.

Shona Watt
Shona studied at Ravensbourne College of Art. She received an Individual Artist Award from Northern Arts in 1995 and the Craft Council Award in 1997. Large scale commissions include the openings of the Millenium Footbridge, the Hungerford Footbridge, the London Eye and the opening of the Melbourne Museum in Australia.

Nic Wiggins
Nic is a self-taught sculptor, based in the Cotswolds. He fashions works from metal and wood, creating pieces which are functional yet humorous and whimsical. His series “Ladies Who Lounge” are garden chairs that exhibit a flair for the unusual combined with a practical application. He has exhibited at Idlicote, and Artweeks in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. 

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