The 2019 Artists

There will be an extraordinary and unique mix of traditional sculpture, amongst cutting-edge and experimental work in the beautiful surroundings at the Old Rectory. Here are the artists for 2019:

Diana Barraclough

Diana Barraclough

Landscape continues to inspire Diana’s work, especially the rugged and mountainous coastlines of the Outer Hebrides and the bizarre moonscape fields and hills in Lanzarote, which are textured every shade of black. By contrast her Gaudiesque totems are wacky and colourful.

Alison Berman

Alison Berman

Alison started sculpting when she joined a class in London learning life modelling in clay and casting in ciment fondu but she now works in a wide variety of media. To withstand the weather all her garden sculptures are cast in resin with a metallic finish.

Miles Bodimeade

Miles Bodimeade

Miles has had numerous exhibitions of sculpture and drawings both in this country and abroad, including ‘On the Wall’ gallery, New York and ‘England and Co.’, London. A 2.5-ton bronze commission, ‘Arm Wrestler’ is sited at Gun Wharf, Portsmouth.

Elaine Bolt

Elaine Bolt

Elaine is a ceramic artist creating pieces inspired by landscape and place. Working and teaching in Sussex, she has exhibited across the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. She has recently worked on a year-long Arts Council collaborative project and taught as Lecturer in Ceramics at the University of Brighton.

Mim Brigham

Mim Brigham

Mim is a Cornish artist specialising in hot and warm glass. Her work fuses together her passion of science and art and her use of different glass techniques. Inspired by the grass that grows on the beaches, the pieces are created using blown techniques and then fused.

Jon Buck

Jon Buck

Born in 1951, Jon studied at Nottingham and Manchester Art Schools. He was a Fellow in Sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art and the first Artist in Residence for Thameside Borough Council in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Henrietta Bud

Henrietta Bud

Henrietta studied History of Art at Cambridge University and Fine Art in London and Brussels. She uses a variety of materials and enjoys making sculptures which interact with their surroundings, so that the environment becomes part of the work. She exhibits widely, has work placed internationally in private and public collections.

Mary Butcher MBE

Mary Butcher MBE

Originally an ecologist, on moving to Kent Mary became a willow basket maker of traditional functional baskets. A Research Fellowship in Basketmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University opened new ways of working, adapting familiar techniques and structures to new forms. Being Artist in Residence at the V&A encouraged this expansion.

Will Carr

Will Carr

The kinetic wind sculptures Will creates explore the relationship of geometry and form interacting in their environment. The natural flows and influences of interactions in our world are demonstrated through the complex geometry and balance of the pieces.

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke

Julia creates sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces. She works with willow, both dried and living, with wire, steel, paper and ceramic. Her ideas come from a place of having to make, ‘like breathing I’ve always needed to make…be tactile, touch, play and create in 3D’.

Simon Conolly

Simon Conolly

Simon, an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, has exhibited work at RHS Wisley, RHS Hyde Hall and at the Savill Garden in Windsor. He has contributed to exhibitions in London with the Royal Society of Artists, Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Society of Wildlife Artists.

Iain Cotton

Iain Cotton

Iain is a sculptor who makes letters. Working in stone he makes sculpture for the public realm, private commissions and exhibitions. Clients include Bath Abbey, the Cotswold Way National Trail, Sovereign Housing and the Art and Memory Collection. He has work in private collections in the UK, USA and Japan.

John Creed

John Creed

John’s work is reductive; searching for a balance between sculpture and design. He is passionate in the shaping of metals using his skills as a silversmith and blacksmith. His work is included in public and private collections and has won various awards.

Euan Cunningham

Euan Cunningham

Since graduating in 1991 from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in 3D design, Euan has been designing and making, to commission, sculptural pieces for the garden in a range of materials and using a variety of processes. He was shortlisted for the Noble Sculptural Prize and commissioned by the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

Bailey Curtis

Bailey Curtis

Bailey attended Cheltenham College of Art, The London College of Furniture and East Berkshire College, studying art and textiles. Exhibitions include Norton Priory, Nature in Art and The Eden Project. Using handmade wool felt, Bailey’s work has been exhibited internationally.

Sue Darlison

Sue Darlison

Sue has been a furniture designer/maker and artist for over twenty years, her creativity sparked in childhood when she discovered plasticine! Trained in Bristol, she has exhibited widely and won several awards. Her passion is working with beautiful sustainably sourced timbers.

Matthew Day & Christian Jones

Matthew Day & Christian Jones

Matthew Day & Christian Jones

Matthew uses emerging digital technologies to create his unique 3D printed ethereal sculptures. Christian uses traditional stone carving techniques to create contemporary sculpture inspired by the tranquillity of abandoned quarries.

Phil Dixon

Phil Dixon

Phil is an artist who examines themes of life and death. He often portrays humour, emotion and interaction in his work. He exhibits regularly around south west England. He has been a committee member of several art organisations. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize.

Gaynor Dowling & Malcolm Martin

Gaynor Dowling & Malcolm Martin

Malcolm and Gaynor make sculpture in wood, from the domestic to the monumental. Working together since 1998, they show internationally and have work in major public and private collections in the UK and USA. Their pieces are carved, with the hand and hand tools core to the work.

Colleen du Pon

Colleen du Pon

Since earning a BA in Siversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2002, Colleen has worked as an Artist Blacksmith and Metal Sculptor, combining traditional forging techniques with contemporary metalworking processes to create works deeply influenced by the natural world.

Derek Elliott

Derek Elliott

Derek is a noted figure within the British furniture movement. A local Cotswold designer/craftsman, he often branches out from the inside of the house to the garden. He originally worked with Rosemary Verey. Since then his work has graced many green spaces, most recently a large local Japanese Garden.

Fiaz Elson

Fiaz Elson

Fiaz Elson

Fiaz trained in Fashion and Design, Fine Art and Silversmithing before studying glass design. She shows regularly in the UK as well as USA, Hong Kong and Europe. She has represented British glass makers at Coburg Glass Prize, Germany, Modern Masters in Munich and was one of 25 selected makers at the GlazenHuis, Belgium Glass Museum.

Rose Eva

Rose Eva

Rose Eva

Rose studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London. As a sculptor, she is self-taught. Her work can be found in collections in New York and Singapore as well as throughout the UK. Awards include the Humphreys Prize at the 2015 ING Discerning Eye exhibition.

Michael Fairfax

Michael Fairfax

Michael, a public artist for 39 years, has created artworks throughout Britain and abroad. His work is site specific using materials that are relevant to place and is governed by nature, materials, shape and form. The son of a poet, he hopes his work, has a poetic edge.

Sally Fawkes & Richard Jackson

Sally Fawkes & Richard Jackson

Richard and Sally established their Gloucestershire studio in 1999. A solo exhibition at MAVA museum, Madrid in 2008 marked the first public viewing of their collaborative work. They have since shown in major exhibitions and their glass is included in the collections of the V&A and National Museum of Scotland.

Clare Ferguson-Walker

Clare Ferguson-Walker

Clare trained at the Carmarthen School of Arts and has attained global recognition. Her work regularly appears in both RA and RWA exhibitions and counts Sir Peter Blake amongst her fans. Clare is also a renowned performance poet and tours the UK supporting Dr. John Cooper Clarke.

Ayako Furano

Ayako Furano

Ayako gained a Diploma in Stone Carving from the City and Guilds Art School in 2015. She then spent three months with the letter carver John Neilson. She works on a variety of projects, both to commission and for exhibition.

Gareth Griffiths

Gareth Griffiths

Gareth joined the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2015 and has exhibited worldwide. He has recently exhibited alongside Hepworth, Chadwick and Frink in Mayfair with Beaux Arts. His use of organic forms such as folds and curvatures, reinforce their malleability and create dynamic pieces, influenced by Googie Architecture.

Liz Harding

Liz Harding

Liz has been involved in textile practice for many years as maker, teacher and pursuing academic study. She has exhibited widely both as an individual and as a member of several groups. She has work in collections in countries from USA to Australia.

Philip Hearsey

Philip Hearsey

Although he trained formally at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in the 1960’s, Philip spent most of his working life in architecture. He now spends his time creating sculpture using sand-cast foundry bronze to make artwork that engages the qualities of bronze as a noble material.

Laura Hickman

Laura Hickman

Laura has exhibited widely throughout England, including Breeze Cornwall, Shugborough House, World of Wedgewood and solo shows at Bantock House and Nuneaton Art Gallery. Public art includes RHS Tatton Flower Show, Wolves in Wolves Public Art Trail and Mount Pleasant Sculpture Trail. Commissions include private collectors and public organisations.

Corinne Hockley

Corinne Hockley

Corinne, a graduate of Central St. Martins, is a mixed media textile artist. She has a background in theatre and costume design and is a member of the Studio Seven Collective, whose performance collaborations have previously been showcased at Fresh Air. Corinne’s work creates narratives reflecting archetypes and the fragile thread of human life.

Marigold Hodgkinson

Marigold Hodgkinson

Marigold, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors, studied at the RA and gained an MA at Goldsmith’s College, London. Exterior projects over the years have offered her the opportunity for experimental sculpture and installation, where elements of wind and water have been active ingredients, generating movement and reflectivity.

Kevin Hope

Kevin Hope

Kevin exhibits his sculpture frequently across the country. Most recently his work has appeared in the Burghley House Sculpture Garden and Millfield School Sculpture Trail. He lives and works in London, where he teaches art and makes stuff.

Peter Lanyon

Peter Lanyon

First trained at Rycotewood, before gaining an MA with distinction at High Wycombe College. Peter’s current work reflects his love of the natural forms found when wood is split along the grain and shaved. He works to commission and teaches from his beautiful workshop in South Devon.

David Tristan Lavis

David Tristan Lavis

David creates follies and pieces extraordinaires. Originally apprenticed in both horticulture and cabinet making, he works in wood and metal making bespoke artistic pieces that are both functional and beautiful. His commissions include work at the Soane Museum, the refurbished Annabel’s Club as well as for private collections.

Emily Lawlor

Emily Lawlor

Emily graduated with a first-class degree in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art in 1994, specialising in mosaics and ceramics. Emily has worked on public art commissions in hospitals, schools and libraries in London and the South-East. She now works from her Cotswolds studio making mosaics from vintage china and selling through galleries.

Julie Light

Julie Light

Julie makes sculptural objects in glass and metal, often engaged with how people visualise health, disease and their bodies. She has recently completed an MA in Art and Science at Central St. Martins and collaborations with The Royal Society and scientists at King’s College, London. This work may be available in sections, please ask if interested.

Anthony Lloyd

Anthony Lloyd

A sculptor and print maker based in Charlbury, Anthony’s work ranges from site-specific installations and sculpture to traditional print-making. He runs print-making workshops in his studio. He loves the challenge of making work in response to locations, looking for marks, traces and memories and making the ordinary extraordinary.

Davy & Kristin Mcguire

Davy & Kristin Mcguire

Kristin and Davy’s work combines mesmerising theatricality with technical wizardry and exquisite craftmanship. Orchestrating elaborate scenes, the breadth of their work is limited only by their imaginations. Their renowned installations have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally and their critically acclaimed theatrical projects have been invited to tour worldwide.

Anthony McKerr

Anthony McKerr

Anthony gained a degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast and an MA from Birmingham City University. He uses the themes of Beacons-Sanctuary-Solace in his work. Most recently, earlier this year, he had work selected for the VIA Art Prize Show, which was held at the Embassy of Brazil, London.

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Catherine trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Falmouth School of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She lives and works in the Malvern Hills. The physical reality of the landscape around her is reflected in the work she produces, enhancing the quality, presence and integrity of the materials she works with.

Ama Menec

Ama Menec

Recently switching from ceramics to bronze Ama’s sculptures have Art Deco styling. She has exhibited widely across the UK including at the Royal Academy, Scottish Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, Oxford University Natural History Museum and the British Museum. Her sculptures are in collections worldwide.

Faith Mercer

Faith Mercer

Faith specialises in the technique of Pate de Verre. Based in the Midlands, Faith graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 with a degree in Applied Art and Design. Previously, she was selected for the Fresh Air Bursary and Apprenticeship with Colin Reid Glass and exhibited at The British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge.

Miranda Michels

Miranda Michels

Miranda lives and works on a Radnorshire Hill Farm surrounded by the things that inspire her. She is entirely self-taught, doing all the welding and construction herself. Her sculptures are now in collections in both the UK and abroad.

Ruth Moilliet

Ruth Moilliet

Ruth has built an international reputation over the last 19 years producing bespoke limited- edition artworks for the public, private and corporate sectors. Her sculptures draw their inspiration from the plant kingdom and range in size from small detailed pieces to large eye-catching structures.

Pete Moorhouse

Pete Moorhouse

Pete studied sculpture at Bristol School of Art. His recent work explores traditional Islamic Art in contemporary sculptural form exploring spirituality, inter-faith dialog and pluralism. He has work in collections in the UK and overseas and was selected to represent the UK at the prestigious Islamic Arts Festival in the UAE.

Kathy Morgan Kilpatrick and Julia Raath

Kathy Morgan Kilpatrick and Julia Raath

Katherine’s work plays with pre-conceptions of femininity, aspects of dress and gender. She explores the meaning of contemporary beauty: questioning what is real or manufactured, by creating artefacts and installation as an effective means of human communication, in unexpected and humorous settings. Her textile installation reflects the tapestry of English gardening.

Helen Nock

Helen Nock

Helen unifies waste and found materials into unique and durable surfaces. Her work is in private collections across the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. The Wrought Iron bases are by Nathan Bennett.

Rob Olins

Rob Olins

Rob is an artist, producer and sound interventionist based near Bristol, with a passion for exploring perceptions in our surroundings. His interests are constantly branching leading him to design and create projects ranging from interactive seaside lighting to figuring out how to navigate in the dark, using only audio as a guide.

Jitka Palmer

Jitka Palmer

Born in Prague, now living in Bristol, Jitka graduated as a doctor and worked as an anatomist. She studied Ceramics at Croydon College of Art and Design and Stone Masonry at City of Bath College. Her work is figurative, narrative and expressive. She makes colourful pieces from clay and porcelain and carves stone sculptures.

Jacque Pavlosky

Jacque Pavlosky

Jacque Pavlosky

American born sculptor, Jacque’s first degree in Art, Art Education and the Humanities was obtained in the USA. Her second degree is in Ceramics and Glass in 2006 from BCUC, in Buckinghamshire from which time she has worked solely in glass. She has taught and worked as an artist for many years.

Giles Penny

Giles Penny

Giles is compelled to make art and divides his time between Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking. The physical and mental aspect of creation fascinates him. Different techniques and materials never cease to enthral and amaze. He is driven by the wish to make something better than the day before.

Andreic Precup

Andreic Precup

Andrei was born in Cluj-Napoca in the heart of Transylvania in 1992. He opted to study Fine Arts finishing his sculpture degree in England in 2015. His practice has at its core an interest in new techniques and the unconventional use of materials. “Too heavy to move on” was inspired by the current political views portrayed in the media regarding migration.

Giles Raynor

Giles Raynor

Giles is an artist who believes in sculpture that works with its surroundings. He specialises in using non-ferrous metals and moving water to create aesthetic works of scale in many locations including Windsor Great Park and recently the large Arches Sculpture in Muscat, Oman.

Peter Sainty

Peter Sainty

Peter studied sculpture in Liverpool and London. A move to Cardiff in the late seventies stimulated a new body of work leading to the Brachyura series. His working process involves moulding and casting in aluminium, bronze, concrete or as here in cast iron. He has exhibited widely in England and Wales.

Belinda Salmon Harding

Belinda Salmon Harding

Initially training at the Byam Shaw School, Belinda worked with different materials before studying a master’s in creative arts, at Farnham. Her interest in working in glass has developed in parallel with her increased skills in manipulating the materials that she uses. She has exhibited at the Edinburgh Festival and the Glass Biennale.

Jack Sawbridge

Jack Sawbridge

Educated as an architect, Jack formed a keen interest in natural geometry and architectural ornament. His sculptures are apparatus that search for new ornamental phrases harnessing the wild nature of timber. The wood armatures are then set against the linearity of musical strings and the refractive beauty of freeform glass.

Cathryn Shilling

Cathryn Shilling

Cathryn is a glass artist living and working in London. Her work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally including in Europe, USA, Japan and at COLLECT in London. She is a member of the Art Workers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and Curator at London Glassblowing.

Joe Smith Jenny Smith

Joe Smith Jenny Smith

Joe’s stone and slate works reside in both high profile and less celebrated but beautiful gardens both public and private, in the UK and abroad. In recent years his Arts graduate daughter, Jenny has become a worthy and valued working partner. They recently featured on ITV’s Border life.

Chris Speyer

Chris Speyer

Chris Speyer

A stage designer by training, Chris developed a second career as a maker of exuberant tableware. During MA studies he brought together his love of the theatrical with his passion for form and surfaces to begin creating large-scale ceramic sculptures. Elected Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.

Lucy Strachan

Lucy Strachan

Lucy left the RCA in 1984. Since that time, she has worked and exhibited in USA and Japan as well as at home in the UK. She has work in public collections including, Ferens Museum, Hull, Brighton University and The Ellson Collection, USA. Public commissions include, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Stockton on Tees and Ruthin, North Wales.

Almuth Tebbenhoff

Almuth Tebbenhoff

Almuth studied ceramics at Sir John Cass School of Art and metal fabrication at South Thames College. She has completed many commissions both in the UK and internationally and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leicester, in 2013. She has recently been elected Vice President of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Guy Thomas

Guy Thomas

Guy has a degree in Fine Art from Bath Academy of Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy. Formally a Sculpture Lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art, he has exhibited with the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Discerning Eye London, RWA Bristol, and Belgrave and Portminster Galleries, St. Ives.

Liz Valenti

Liz Valenti

Liz Valenti

After studying Fashion Design at the Royal College of Art, Liz became a fashion designer working mainly in New York and London. She later went on to lecture part-time in fashion at degree level in London art schools and subsequently full time at Cheltenham School of Art. She now works in 3D paper collage.

Johannes von Stumm

Johannes von Stumm

Born in Munich, Johannes was a founding member of the Sculpture Network (Europe). Between 2009 and 2012, he was President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and in 2014, the President of the Oxford Art Society. He is currently President of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Cara Wassenberg

Cara Wassenberg

Cara makes sculptural pieces in glass and metal that resonate within both architectural and exterior settings. Her new work explores honest construction solutions and the organic potential of glass and metal when worked and kiln-fired together. Alongside creating, she currently teaches part-time at UCA Farnham.

Waywood Furniture Creation

Waywood Furniture Creation

Unmatched pair of sculptural benches, one is a relection of the other. Waywood are dedicated to creating imaginative and excellent one-off pieces of furniture. In character, their work aims to build on the natural warmth and organic origins of wood, combined with the sensitivity unique to the designer makers approach, to bring to life pieces that can be truly enjoyed.

Victoria Westaway

Victoria Westaway

From her Devonshire workshop, Victoria creates sculptures conveying a sense of place in the landscape. Weaving in wire enables her to bring dynamic sketches to life and encapsulates her love of texture and mass. Victoria has been commissioned by designers, charities, RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court and the Woodland Trust.

Richard William Wheater

Richard William Wheater

Richard is an artist using performance and installation to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. Recent work remains loyal to his fascination with glass and neon, of which he performs and exhibits worldwide. In 2015, Richard was selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize and the Craft Councils touring Show, Acts of Making.

John Williams

John Williams

After completing a degree at Brighton Art College in 1990, John began his career as a ceramicist. His interest in making began in his early teens, when introduced to ceramics by a family friend. In 2003, he moved to making sculpture based on the human figure.

Susie Wilson

Susie Wilson

Susie has been described as ‘incredibly talented’ with a ‘strong sense of proportionality and sensitivity’. She has a growing list of international clients. Her first public piece was unveiled in Guildford in March 2019. She has been commissioned by Aspreys and created the trophy for the Amateurs Derby, Epsom in 2018.

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Over the last ten years Andrew has created unique abstract wall reliefs and sculptures. He was one of the first ceramic sculptors in the UK to make figurative ceramics which are colourful, playful, humorous and radical.

Septarian Nodule

Septarian Nodule

The one metre diameter Nodule from Cotswold Water Park is a rare example of an unusually large Septarian Nodule from the Jurassic period (approx. 160 million years ago). Once cut in half, the nodule revealed a spectacular maze of calcite crystals, creating this beautiful geological sculpture.

Paul Mikula & @herefordanvils

Paul Mikula & @herefordanvils

Paul Mikula from South Africa was invited to run a masterclass at Hereford College of Arts with artist blacksmith degree students , in a project that embodies collaboration. Students came together with this international master to design and make the African Sun Mandala . The design represents the sun of Africa and growth from the centre of the Mandala.

Ballerina Brollies I, II, III

Ballerina Brollies I, II, III

Ballerina Brollies I, II, III

An amalgam of skills has gone into the Ballerina Brollies. Thanks go to Pete Moorhouse for being prepared to run with the idea. Remco Kingman for the drawing and East Gloucestershire Engineering for putting together an idea first seen outside the Opera House in Lviv some years ago.