Southwest Sculptors Association
About the group . . .
Southwest Sculptors Association was founded in 2003 by a group of passionate Sculptors based in the South West.
We are a group of sculptors who feel great benefit from being able to network with others who share our interests, exhibit together and share different skills and new information.
We always welcome new members and makers.
Our Activity. . .
- We hold joint exhibitions in the South West to showcase our groups work.
- We hold meetings to discuss working methods and ideas and to look at each others work
- We arrange group outings to foundries or quarries from time to time
- We have social meetings at members studios a few times a year to discuss group activity
- We arrange CPD workshops for members in Social Media and Marketing Skills
Our aims . . .
- To provide a forum for discussion
- Sharing of ideas and resources
- Peer review of our work
- To run group exhibitions and events
- To further advance the appreciation of sculpture
- To provide peer support for emerging and professional sculptors alike
- The promote sculpture appreciation and education throughout the Southwest
Melanie is an artist, known mostly for her work in metals.
She has taught art and design in schools and colleges for twenty years and enjoys community-based work. She is also a partner in a design company making children’s play environments in wood – www.alastairguy.co.uk
The beautiful Tamar Valley is her home and she draws reference from all-natural things that surround her, especially water and sea, often citing this work in the urban environment – see St. Austell regeneration project.
“I enjoy flowing lines and three-dimensional mark-making – interpreting aspects of the environment and nature. I work sometimes in a realistic way but mostly, my work is an interpretation of aspects remembered from a period spent living on a sailboat and close to the elements.”
Working with different materials, she makes sculptures – including wall reliefs, predominantly in pewter, for interior design projects.
Join us . . .
Please sign up for our free newsletter and mailing list for exhibition invites and more.
If you are based in the South West and interested in becoming a member please speak with us.