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Simon Clement – MACHINE/ADVANCED CARVING TECHNIQUES

Simon Clement – MACHINE/ADVANCED CARVING TECHNIQUES

20th May 2018

Simon Clement’s original degree was in Ceramics at Loughborough School of Art where he developed a style of sculptural wheel thrown pottery that concentrated on the colour and texture of fired clay rather than glazes. This interest in the inherent nature of material has remained a constant theme through all his work.

After a period as a self employed potter and teacher Simon found himself working in the wood working industry as a mast and spar maker for classic wooden boats. He took a two year sabbatical from masts and spars to do a Post Graduate course in Historic Wood Carving and from there developed a career in sculptural wood carving.

He now works from his workshop at the Sylva Woodcentre in Oxfordshire and specialises in large-scale carvings in wood often as intrepretive sculpture for public works. His current project is a prestigious commission from the Woodland Trust to carve 11 interpretive columns in Oak to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Woodland Charter; these 1.5 ton oak posts are being placed at specially chosen sites across the United Kingdom.

 

Simon also runs carving courses and tuition for individual carving projects from his workshop.

 

www.simonclements.info

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