2020 Featured Sculptors

Simon Gudgeon

One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has developed a minimalist, semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. His pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.

Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA. In 2009, Gudgeon’s sculpture Serenity was installed in Hyde Park, London, the first such installation there for over 50 years.

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David Begbie

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie has worked almost exclusively with the human form throughout his career. Since his first pioneering solo show in London 1984 a whole new genre of steel-mesh art has emerged and continues to grow. He is the master of his medium and his work speaks for itself.

A ’Begbie sculpture’ is hand-sculpted and never moulded – a unique artwork with its individual character, made of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh. Each Begbie sculpture is modelled using self-made tools and the wire fabric is finished by joining each intersection so that the artwork is robust and stable.

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David Williams-Ellis

David Williams-Ellis is a British sculptor whose primary subject matter is the human figure. He is internationally celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculptors whose commissions of both humans and animals have brought him international acclaim. Williams-Ellis works primarily in clay before casting in bronze, silver or glass.

His fascination with the elements translates into my sculptures which communicate energy, beauty and power, thrusting way beyond the elemental. Whilst being boldly contemporary, they retain distinct grace and movement, making them timeless.

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Claire Bigger

Clare Bigger is a figurative sculptor who uses stainless steel to create fluid forms which capture the spontaneity of movement.

Daughter of a tropical entomologist, Clare, travelled and lived in remote places and developed an appreciation and curiosity for the natural world. Building on these early influences, she went on the study Fine Art in the UK. Since leaving art college, she has exhibited in galleries worldwide and her bespoke pieces have been commissioned by designers, private collectors and corporate clients.

Bigger has always had a keen interest in sport (which includes a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and my work often reflects this, its dynamic nature capturing a dancer balancing on point or a sprinter in full flight.

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Andrew Smith

As a young man Andrew trained as a Monumental Stone Mason Carver in London and now has over 30 years experience of working with stone. He became a professional sculptor in 1989 widening his skills in wood, plastic, polystyrene, plaster, clay, mould making and even in compacted snow.

Born and brought up in West London, Smith spent most of his career living and working in and around London, then in 2008 moved to Nottingham and now works from my studio there.

His work has developed from his career as a monumental mason carver working mainly in marble and limestone and today, most of his work is free carved without maquettes models or drawings, taking great pleasure in starting a piece without knowing what the end result will be.

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David Harber

David Harber has been making contemporary and classical artworks from his Oxfordshire studio for over two decades and has gained an impressive
following worldwide.

He designs and makes original and covetable sculptures, sundials and water features that enchant and endure, whilst responding to customers’ individual needs and environments. Synonymous with elegance and simplicity, his designs playfully incorporate nature, reflection, light and water to create dramatic focal points in both exterior and interior settings.

Having worked as an apprentice thatcher, a potter and a mountaineer, his first endeavour was an armillary sphere, inspired by the ancient mathematical and scientific principals used in its creation.

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Jilly Sutton

Jilly Sutton MRSS trained as a sculptor at Exeter Collage of Art and exhibited with Rebecca Hossack in London for 24 years. Her work is in many countries abroad, UK galleries and in sculpture gardens.

Her carved wooden portrait in the The National Portrait Gallery is permanent in their collection and is their only wood carving.

She finds the warmth of wood and the quality of the grain, together with a veneration of the head as a sculptural form – fires her passion.

Working with the vagaries of this organic, still living, nature of the material, and pushing the boundaries of its plasticity, is a constant challenge.

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Cathryn Shilling

Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist, living and working in London. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a Designer until her family’s move to the USA in 2001 prompted her to pursue a new and exciting creative direction.

She studied the art and craft of Stained Glass in Connecticut and then on her return to London in 2004 Cathryn began studying and working with kiln formed glass as well as becoming a student of blown glass at London Glassblowing. In 2009 she began her professional practice, making in a studio near her home in London and in 2010 Cathryn became Curator at London Glassblowing. Cathryn’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally.

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Peter Eugene Ball

Peter Eugene Ball was born in Coventry in 1943. He attended Coventry College of Art and in 1961 joined the Marjorie Parr Gallery on the King’s Road in London where he had his first one-man show in 1967. Since that time he has accepted numerous commissions, both religious and secular, and continued to exhibit his work in galleries and exhibitions throughout the UK and across Europe and America. His career now spans more than 60 years.

Ball is probably best known for his religious work and to date has more than 90 pieces in cathedrals and churches throughout Britain – almost certainly more than any other living artist. He constantly strives to create sculptures which provide a serene and contemplative focus and to imbue each one with a timeless quality which allows them to instantly settle into the ancient spaces in which they are placed.

His secular work covers a wide variety of subjects – harpies and satyrs, centaurs and warriors, dancers and mermaids – and it is within this non-religious world that he is able to draw on his own particular literary and historical interests, to ponder the vagaries of life and to express his often wry sense of humour. He uses driftwood and found objects, partially covered in copper or pewter and often embellished with silver or gold leaf.

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2020 Featured Sculptors

Simon Gudgeon

One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has developed a minimalist, semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. His pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.

Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA. In 2009, Gudgeon’s sculpture Serenity was installed in Hyde Park, London, the first such installation there for over 50 years.

Visit Website

David Begbie

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie has worked almost exclusively with the human form throughout his career. Since his first pioneering solo show in London 1984 a whole new genre of steel-mesh art has emerged and continues to grow. He is the master of his medium and his work speaks for itself.

A ’Begbie sculpture’ is hand-sculpted and never moulded – a unique artwork with its individual character, made of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh. Each Begbie sculpture is modelled using self-made tools and the wire fabric is finished by joining each intersection so that the artwork is robust and stable.

Visit Website

David Williams-Ellis

David Williams-Ellis is a British sculptor whose primary subject matter is the human figure. He is internationally celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculptors whose commissions of both humans and animals have brought him international acclaim. Williams-Ellis works primarily in clay before casting in bronze, silver or glass.

His fascination with the elements translates into my sculptures which communicate energy, beauty and power, thrusting way beyond the elemental. Whilst being boldly contemporary, they retain distinct grace and movement, making them timeless.

Visit Website

Claire Bigger

Clare Bigger is a figurative sculptor who uses stainless steel to create fluid forms which capture the spontaneity of movement.

Daughter of a tropical entomologist, Clare, travelled and lived in remote places and developed an appreciation and curiosity for the natural world. Building on these early influences, she went on the study Fine Art in the UK. Since leaving art college, she has exhibited in galleries worldwide and her bespoke pieces have been commissioned by designers, private collectors and corporate clients.

Bigger has always had a keen interest in sport (which includes a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and my work often reflects this, its dynamic nature capturing a dancer balancing on point or a sprinter in full flight.

Visit Website

Andrew Smith

As a young man Andrew trained as a Monumental Stone Mason Carver in London and now has over 30 years experience of working with stone. He became a professional sculptor in 1989 widening his skills in wood, plastic, polystyrene, plaster, clay, mould making and even in compacted snow.

Born and brought up in West London, Smith spent most of his career living and working in and around London, then in 2008 moved to Nottingham and now works from my studio there.

His work has developed from his career as a monumental mason carver working mainly in marble and limestone and today, most of his work is free carved without maquettes models or drawings, taking great pleasure in starting a piece without knowing what the end result will be.

Visit Website

David Harber

David Harber has been making contemporary and classical artworks from his Oxfordshire studio for over two decades and has gained an impressive following worldwide.

He designs and makes original and covetable sculptures, sundials and water features that enchant and endure, whilst responding to customers’ individual needs and environments. Synonymous with elegance and simplicity, his designs playfully incorporate nature, reflection, light and water to create dramatic focal points in both exterior and interior settings.

Having worked as an apprentice thatcher, a potter and a mountaineer, his first endeavour was an armillary sphere, inspired by the ancient mathematical and scientific principals used in its creation.

Visit Website

Jilly Sutton

Jilly Sutton MRSS trained as a sculptor at Exeter Collage of Art and exhibited with Rebecca Hossack in London for 24 years. Her work is in many countries abroad, UK galleries and in sculpture gardens.

Her carved wooden portrait in the The National Portrait Gallery is permanent in their collection and is their only wood carving.

She finds the warmth of wood and the quality of the grain, together with a veneration of the head as a sculptural form – fires her passion.

Working with the vagaries of this organic, still living, nature of the material, and pushing the boundaries of its plasticity, is a constant challenge.

Visit Website

Cathryn Shilling

Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist, living and working in London. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a Designer until her family’s move to the USA in 2001 prompted her to pursue a new and exciting creative direction.

She studied the art and craft of Stained Glass in Connecticut and then on her return to London in 2004 Cathryn began studying and working with kiln formed glass as well as becoming a student of blown glass at London Glassblowing. In 2009 she began her professional practice, making in a studio near her home in London and in 2010 Cathryn became Curator at London Glassblowing. Cathryn’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally.

Visit Website

Peter Eugene Ball

Peter Eugene Ball was born in Coventry in 1943. He attended Coventry College of Art and in 1961 joined the Marjorie Parr Gallery on the King’s Road in London where he had his first one-man show in 1967. Since that time he has accepted numerous commissions, both religious and secular, and continued to exhibit his work in galleries and exhibitions throughout the UK and across Europe and America. His career now spans more than 60 years.

Ball is probably best known for his religious work and to date has more than 90 pieces in cathedrals and churches throughout Britain – almost certainly more than any other living artist. He constantly strives to create sculptures which provide a serene and contemplative focus and to imbue each one with a timeless quality which allows them to instantly settle into the ancient spaces in which they are placed.

His secular work covers a wide variety of subjects – harpies and satyrs, centaurs and warriors, dancers and mermaids – and it is within this non-religious world that he is able to draw on his own particular literary and historical interests, to ponder the vagaries of life and to express his often wry sense of humour. He uses driftwood and found objects, partially covered in copper or pewter and often embellished with silver or gold leaf.

Visit Website
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