Opens on Saturday May 4th 2019
The exhibition will run throughout the year.
After the rigours of winter we look forward to longer days, balmy evenings and with Summer around the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens. With this in mind we will be opening our annual garden sculpture exhibition ‘Shadows On The Grass’, showing the work of talented British designer/makers in a variety of media.
New to the gallery for 2019 is Andrew Roache, retired veterinary surgeon, with a keen eye to animal anatomy. Most of his work is intended for outdoor display so is life-size or larger. He favours iron resin because it lends itself well to animal subjects and each cast matures in an interesting and individual way.
Paul Bearman, another new exhibitor, has created a collection of lively animal pieces for the garden in rugged cement fondue with a copper paint finish. Paul was born in London and studied sculpture at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
Ann Campbell’s ceramic sculpture reflects her lifelong interest in animals. Without sentimentality but with acute observation based on empathy she represents animals and birds as archetypes of themselves. The sheep, birds, baboons, zebras and horses formed in Ann’s studio have a presence of playful solemnity, a gravitas and grace that derives from Ann’s experience and love of animals.
Toff Milway throws salt glazed garden pots. He has developed his own pottery style and an increasing diversity of Salt-glaze techniques which include dipping, pouring and trailing liquid clay slips, with scraffito and roulette decoration on to a very fine Ball clay based body.
David England carves in Portland and Forest Of Dean stone. His collection of original work will include the ever favourite Green man design.
Several artist blacksmiths will be showing a collection of their latest work in forged iron and stainless steel, where the visitor will discover green men, poppies, ferns, dandelions, sheep, herons, owls, kingfisher, humming birds as well as abstract pieces, those with a practical bent will find garden furniture, garden arch and plant supports. Some will be galvanised to protect them from the weather and some will feature hand blown glass.
Finally, long established sculptor Helen Sinclair produces limited edition and unique contemporary sculpture in stone resin.
Each piece of garden sculpture is designed to give hours of pleasure to enhance time spent in the garden.