A contemporary search for Petworth Marble (or Winklestone)

In the early 1800s, Petworth Marble rivalled many of the stones which were routinely imported from the continent, in both beauty and quality. A kind of shell marble occurring in the Wealden clay at Petworth, its quarrying was concentrated on the Egremont estate at Kirdford and there are accounts of industry at Plaistow. Also called […]

On the tradition of pre-conceiving sculpture

This short clip is part of a¬†Documentary film¬†by Anna Thornhill. It¬†features archive footage of sculptor Alan Thornhill working on a sculpture in Putney in 1989 and the resulting work, Exodus, ¬†some 20 years later at Kingscote Park in Gloucestershire. Thornhill’s self-devised method of improvisation using clay allowed him to abandon the use of the sculpture […]

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth

Never having visited Bournemouth, it was with some curiosity that I arrived at the Russell-Cotes to deliver 4 works to support a new exhibition based around their collection.¬†Stripped – The Body Beautiful¬†opens on 10th June (until 1st January 2012) and the gallery which houses the sculptures is painted a rich chocolate-brown which shows off the […]