Richard Cresswell

Weeping willow installed
Sculptor: Richard Cresswell
Location: Stratford upon Avon
Brief Biography: After an apprenticeship in the car industry which taught me a lot about materials and how they work along with instilling my core principal of a good design is something which is elegant and performs more than one task, I quickly set up my own design and engineering company.
After 20+ years in engineering I found that the world didnt value quality and low cost was all that mattered so took my self off to a fine art degree course where cost was never mentioned just all the other things I cared about, quality aesthetics finish and beauty. 15 years on and I have established a niche for larger outdoor metal and often kinetic pieces. The main aim is to make work I like and enjoy making.
About My Work:

This year I find that my subjects remain the same nature and beautiful curves and shapes you find everywhere as you look at this world we inhabit, but I have had to come up with some new ways of working as my body keeps reminding me Im older than I used to be.
I have been developing ways of working with stainless steel rods which singly are light and easier to manipulate and polish and with the climate situation pressing down on us hard I have returned to wood for some smaller pieces instead of Bronze or resin casting neither of which are very friendly to the planet. Perhaps I will work out a way to make larger work in wood also, not today though.
The pieces I have created this year have my trademark minimal approach reducing an idea down to its essence, which is usually the curve or profile which sparked the idea, does a Hummingbird need wings? Not in my mind as if you have seen one they beat so fast that the human eye cant see them anyway.

Sculpture Title: Wave
Edition: open
Material: stainless steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 3000 x 3000 x x3000
Weight (kg): 220
Price: £4,770
Sculpture Title: Hummingbird in stainless steel
Edition: open
Material: stainless steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 2100 x 500 x 200
Weight (kg): 35
Price: 2960
Sculpture Title: Hummingbird in Ash Blue
Edition: open
Material: Ash Timber
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 500 x 200 x 50
Weight (kg): 1
Price: 440
Sculpture Title: Hummingbird in ash Green
Edition: open
Material: Ash
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 500x200x50
Weight (kg): 1
Price: 440
Sculpture Title: Hummingbird in ash Yellow
Edition: open
Material: ash
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 500x 200×50
Sculpture Title: Hummingbird in ash Green
Edition: open
Material: ash
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 500x200x50
Weight (kg): 1
Price: 440
Sculpture Title: Escallion in Stainless
Edition: open
Material: Stainless steel and aluminium
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 3000x800x800
Weight (kg): 45
Price: 1450
Sculpture Title: Escallion in aluminium
Edition: open
Material: aluminium
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1000x250x250
Weight (kg): 5
Price: 380
Sculpture Title: Escallion in Bronze
Edition: open
Material: Bronze Brass Ash
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1000 x 250 x 250
Weight (kg): 8
Price: 770
Sculpture Title: Ribbon
Edition: open
Material: Aluminium
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1000 x 1200 x 1000
Weight (kg): 25
Price: 2200
Sculpture Title: Agave
Edition: open
Material: aluminium
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1200 x 1000 x 1000
Weight (kg): 15
Price: 1440
Sculpture Title: Teardrop 6 tier
Edition: open
Material: Nickle silver
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1000 x 600 x 600
Weight (kg): 7
Price: 1997
Sculpture Title: Teardrop
Edition: 1 of 2
Material: stainless steel
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 1800 x 800 x 800
Weight (kg): 25
Price: 1770
  • Hummingbird in ash (Blue)
  • Wave
  • Ribbon
  • Agave in blue