I work as a modeller and carver forming sculptural works in bronze and stone, and have over twenty years experience of working in the public realm. Enhancing public space is my primary concern, integrating sculptural design into the urban environment to provide points of interest and focus that create a sense of individual place. Composition and design are essential elements at the heart of my work, and a particular specialisation is cast, modelled and carved relief.
A number of my works have evolved from a public consultation/exhibition process and I am keen to involve others in the process of development. As a result, I have worked closely with artists, architects and other design professionals in the realisation and implementation of sculptural/decorative projects. Concepts for works develop from indepth investigation and research, and generally begin with drawing and model-making. At this developmental phase, I seek input and response to further enrich the preliminary design process. I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS5.5, and models are produced from paper, wood, or plaster. If required, visualisations of schemes can also be generated using photographic montage.
My most recently completed public work is a four figure bronze composition on a carved Bath stone base for the World Health Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, and this is my first international sculptural commission. This work resulted from winning an international design commission, and a copy of the work has been produced for a site in America. For my own progression and development, I form small, medium and large carved stone and bronze pieces, which I occasionally exhibit. I also love drawing, producing a small annual output of hillside drawings using chalks, crayon and pastel.
My sculptural influences derive from a love of classical Greek sculpture.
1985/97 Part-time Lecturer, Ceramics Department, Swansea College
1981/82 Part-time Lecturer, Ceramics Department, Dyfed College of Art
1978/81 Part-time Lecturer, Ceramics Department, West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
Areas of work
Working with architects
Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
CV & Education
QUALIFICATIONS and TRAINING BA Hons, Ceramic Sculpture, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent 1973-76 Art Teachers Certificate, Institute of Education, London 1977 Established a Studio in Swansea 1978 PRIVATE COMMISSIONS Smallpox Monument, Pfizer Inc, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA 2012 "Birdstone", Slimbridge, Wetland and Wildlife Trust, Gloucestershire 2012 PUBLIC COMMISSIONS Smallpox Immunisation Monument, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland 2010 Nelson Roundabout Sculpture, Nelson, South Wales 2007 "Eyestone", North Leicestershire Probation Service, Cobden Street, Leicester 2006 "Tony Alcock", Charles Street Buildings, Thurmaston, Leicester 2005 Nelson Roundabout Sculpture, Nelson, South Wales 2005 Bridgend railings and seating, Bridgend Borough Council, Bridgend, Wales 2004 "Steam Wheel", Aldi Stores, Mold, Flintshire 2003 "Sporting Success", Leicester City Council/The Leicester Mercury, Humberstone Gate, Leicester 1998 Lutterworth Town Centre, Leicestershire County Council, Lutterworth, Leicestershire 1997 Evanstown Community Centre, BBC, Gilfach Goch, Wales 1995 Canal Park, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation, Cardiff 1994 The Bay Panels, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation, Cardiff Waterfront 1993 Woolwich Arsenal Workers, University of Greenwich/ British Rail, Woolwich Arsenal Station, London 1993 "Copper Flame", Seaside Monument, Swansea Maritime Quarter, Swansea 1988