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About Wendy BristowWendy Bristow is a Sculptor and Artist specialising in stone carving and clay modelling. As well as creating my own pieces, I undertake commissions. Head and figure portraits are first created in clay, and then can be fired and glazed or cast in bronze. If you are interested in commissioning a piece.
Exhibition History of Wendy BristowWendy Bristow`s Exhibitions
Contemporary craft festival at Bovey Tracey, South Devon
June 6th, 7th and 8th 2014
Wendy takes part in this 3 day event yearly, which is open for crafts people/makers all over the country. Craft makers have the opportunity to showcase their talent in all fields of traditional and contemporary craft works.
I am in the demonstration section of the fair, each member demonstrates their skill of carving to the public, members have the chance to interact with the public and for the public to ask questions or just watch the carving being made.
Tagore Festival, Dartington Hall Estate
June 20th, 21st 22nd 2014
Demonstration carving from members of sculptworks and a chance to try it for yourself.
Biography / CV of Wendy BristowWendy Bristow`s Biography
When I left school I attended Plymouth College of Art to do a Foundation Course and on completion was unsure what direction to take. It seemed important that I taste a little of life’s reality before launching in to creating artistic representations of the world around me. Over 20 years later, whilst working as a Nursing Sister I was given the opportunity to return to my artistic pursuits by the NHS unwittingly when as part of a reconfiguration process in 2006, it became clear to me that I did not wish to be reconfigured within the philosophy of health care at that time.
I took up life drawing; clay modelling; silversmithing and a little later stone carving, which all helped to unearth and renew my artistic vision. I loved the idea of combining materials and stone carving in particular seemed to be the avenue through which I could ‘convey a message’ whilst sometimes providing a degree of functional use to a piece. Furthermore, the concept of carving something unique and meaningful from a stone millions of years old seems quite remarkable.
It has been fascinating to rediscover my creative brain and to learn stonemasonry techniques via various courses run by Maria. I now have stone carving qualifications in ABC Levels 1 and 2; OCNW Level 1; Ascentis Level 2 in Architectural Detail and Ascentis Levels 1 and 2 in Sculpture (Wood, Stone and Clay).
In addition, I have nearly completed a 2 year post-graduate course in Integrative Medicine that incorporates the positive value of elements such as creativity on our health, happiness and well-being. All in all I feel I have gone full circle learning the significance of integrating my love of the arts with a world too readily monopolised by science.
Artist Statement of Wendy BristowWendy Bristow`s Personal Statement
I love the idea of combining materials, for example wood and stone, and my style has a tendency to texture which I use to add life to a piece. I enjoy using art as an avenue through which I can `convey a message` and if I can find a degree of functional use for a piece, the idea that someone could buy a piece of artwork that they love and be able to use it as well is only for the better."
I love working with clay for its pliable nature and the speed at which something can be created and completed compared to stone. On the other hand, the concept of carving something unique and meaningful from a stone millions of years old seems quite remarkable."
Price Range of WorkWendy Bristow's work has a price range from £1,625 to £5,834
Mediums utilisedWendy Bristow's work is found in the following materials:
Maltese Limestone with wooden stalk Limestone and Green Oak Bench Bath Stone French Limestone, Bath Stone Slate
Artwork CategorisedWendy Bristow's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (6)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (4)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (3)
Fruit Sculpture (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Love / Affection Sculpture
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes
Emerging Form or Face or Feature sculpture statue statuette for sale
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
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