Photo: Martin Williams in Swansea, Wales

Martin Williams

Artist, Maker, Project manager

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. Influences My sculptural influences derive from a love of classical Greek sculpture. Teaching Experience 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 Private commissions Public art Working with architects Collections Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea read full statement

Location Swansea, Wales
Activities Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Capital projects, Project management
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Illustration, Metalwork, Public Art, Sculpture