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Autumn Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

26 August to 28 October 2023

Autumn Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

The Autumn Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.

We are delighted to present a new collection of:

Ceramics by: Elizabeth Degenszejn, Rowena Gilbert, Robert Goldsmith, Diane Griffin, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Ania Perkowska and Joanna Terry.

Jewellery by: Emily Collins, Antonello Figlia and Jodie Hook

Textiles by: Louise Cottey, Janie Knitted Textiles and Sarah Tyssen

Glass by: Penny Carter, Emmy Palmer and Elizabeth Welch

Limited edition prints by: Alison Orchard, Susie Perring and Christina Taylor-Smith.

Patrick Walls

The Cabinet Maker (ed. 1/50)

Iron resin

Ref: 124758

24 x 5 x 5 cms

£195.00

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Patrick Walls

Patrick Walls is a sculptor specialising in carved stone and cast metals. He works on large scale sculpture for the public domain and makes smaller, individual sculptures to exhibit. His work can be either figurative or abstract.

I am fortunate in my practice to have the opportunity to make site specific public art and to also have the artistic freedom to explore ideas within my own personal work.I enjoy working on large scale public art commissions and responding to a brief. This method of working encourages me to find new creative solutions and to expand my practice. It has led to me working both figuratively and abstractly which to me is the best of both worlds.The public art commissions often inform the smaller more personal sculptures that I exhibit, and vice versa..

Patrick's recent bodies of work include 'Air/ Water' and 'Volume/ Time'. Air/ Water explores wave forms and repeated patterns, both in terms of form and surface. These sculptures can be small intimate pieces or monumental landmark sculptures. Employing fluid sweeping curves the sculptures seek to evoke a sense of movement belying the solidity and weight of the material. Volume/ Time as a body of work explores the use of stone as a material. These sculptures are dictated by the natural properties of the stone; working with the volume of the material and emphasising its natural properties, formed through many thousands of years. The surface is meticulously finished by hand to exaggerate the form.

Recent public art commissions include two large projects in Surrey; Brightwells Yard, Farnham and The Regiment of Trees, Langley Vale Wood. The sculptures for Brightwells Yard are a series of ten large-scale sandstone figures standing in the newly landscaped gardens. Each figure represents a different craft associated with the local area. They are arranged in three small groups, each group in conversation or looking out across the open space towards the other sculptures. The Regiment of Trees, commissioned by the Woodland Trust, are a series of twelve life-sized soldiers standing in a newly planted 'regiment' of trees. They commemorate the inspection of troops that took place at Epsom Downs in January 1915 by Lord Kitchener. Patrick has also recently installed a series of five abstract sculptures as part of the River Tees Sculpture Trail.

Patrick teaches stone carving at workshops, both at his studio and around the country. To celebrate the sculptures at Brightwells Yard there will be a programme of workshops in the summer 2023 sponsored by Waverley Council.

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