Hilary is a new member of our group – her details will be added soon…
I am inspired by the physical, sensual, emotional and relational experiences of the human life cycle and reflecting upon the wider human experience through psychological and classical sources.
Derek Cadle’s work involves detailed observation, is mainly figurative, human or animal and depicts either mood or motion.
My work has evolved over many years since my studies in 1985, where I learnt traditional wood carving techniques, and worked in furniture restoration studios in London.
The main area of exploration for my work is the human form and its connection to nature, feeling,and relationship. My pieces are built up in coils of clay; sculptural and occasionally functional, they celebrate the body in its many forms.
As a sculptor I prefer to work in wood as it has a life and personality of its own. I approach the wood with an open mind, never planning in advance but carving whatever the wood wants to be, working almost entirely without sketches or models and using the natural shape and grain of the wood as my inspiration.
I remember making things from mud in the garden before I started school, and this involvement with clay and sculpture has been a reliable companion throughout my life. I was fortunate to attend a school which valued creativity and where I was able to spend time in the pottery workshop from eleven years upwards.
Melanie is known mostly for her work in metals. She enjoys community based work and has taught art and design in schools and colleges for twenty years. She is also a partner in a design company.
My personal work and passion is stone carving. Using Cornish and Dorset stones I create fluid forms which invite tactile journeys. Although not directly figurative, the pieces explore varied moods and qualities: poise, protection, expectancy, inspiration, dialogue and expansion.
My sculpture is all inspired by the human form, and I work mainly in clay which is then cast into bronze or bronze resin. I also enjoy working with wire and papier mache, to try and capture the movement of figures dancing or skating.
Anne Marie Moss
Some of my work is based on the human form, themes tend to be: fertility, motherhood, male and female bond. My ideas are carved in local stones; Polyphant, Portland, Bath, Beer and more recently alabaster.
I took up stone carving in 2008, having done a 3 day course a couple of years earlier and found it challenging and absorbing. Since then I have been carving experimentally in an intuitive manner, but have in the last year started carving more geometric type of forms in Purbeck stone.
Verity is a new member of our group – her details will be added soon…
Helen Ridehalgh trained in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art 1963 – 66. A wide range of teaching experience before lecturing at Camberwell 1978 – 95 in drawing and history of ceramics to the Ceramic Department. Work represented in many English and European exhibitions/collections.
I work mostly in locally grown hardwood. I am inspired by the character of the wood itself and natural forms. The sculptures are made for display inside or outside.
For the past 30 years I have been studying the human head, fascinated by a desire to unravel its mystery. The sculptural journey that I am undertaking has footprints… these are my bronzes. Sitters include Billy Connolly, The Late the Rt Hon Viscount Tonypandy and Great Indian Sage HWL Poonja.
Way before now, Morth could be found designing bits of production line at Austin Rover, Longbridge. From engineering, Morth transitioned to Saatchi & Saatchi and CDP where he practised distilling complex narratives.
My passion is for the human body and for capturing the intangible sense of life, mood and energy that solid flesh conveys. I am intrigued by the subtleties of emotion and individuality expressed by our body language and our ability to read and respond to it. I am particularly fascinated by the process of manipulating materials to create ‘made’ bodies and our instinct to relate to these in the same way.
Edward is our latest new member to South West Sculptors and this entry will be updated soon.
My career has been quite varied – I have been 1st mate on a 50’ yacht, worked for the RSPCA, written and illustrated children’s books and painted scenery for Salisbury Playhouse, but have always been fascinated with stone and carving.
Sharon is a new member of our group – her details will be added soon…
In 3-dimensional work I fuse ceramic and glass for mosaics and sculpture, often combining these pieces with reclaimed and found materials……. I love the vibrancy of light passing through glass, and the extraordinary richness of shape and variety to be found in something so ordinary as a a broken toy or squashed can on the road …. things abandoned, unvalued, lost, changed…..especially toys, partly from the power of their archetypal imagery and also from concern about the huge environmental impact of plastics and oil……the work becomes a metaphor perhaps for survival and re-creation….
Some life events, thoughts, feelings… Born in Tigre (Argentina). Happy childhood. Adolescence full of curiosity. Lots of travelling, seeing different cultures, ways of being. Discovering in horse riding/training an excellent way to connect and communicate with another being. Encountering meditation, Buddhist teachings, yoga, non-duality. Finding new, unexpected realities, alternative angles to perceive the experience of life.