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