I can be inspired by watching an emotional dance or hearing a powerful news story which will spark the idea for a new design. We all look at volume, surface, light and shade but there is a special connection with a piece that encourages the eye to travel in every direction flowing reassuringly. This is at the heart of the figurative work at my studio, SculptureInTheRound.
Lockdown led to me to the new pieces that I’m exhibiting this year. I grew up alongside the River Thames and spent childhood holidays on Cornish beaches which established a deep connection with water. I find it lifts my spirits and refreshes my soul and whilst unable to travel, my designs began to incorporate water as an element of mixed media sculpture. Some are commissioned for a special gift, reflecting a specific interest such as cycling, meditation or entertaining. The resulting pieces are offered here in a lovely garden and working studio setting. Sculpture, fountain or water feature – you decide!