Robin by Louise Tiplady

Robin by Louise Tiplady

160.00

Robin carved onto riven slate and then gilded. Aproximatgely 10 x 10cm.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

AFTER TRAINING AS A STONEMASON AND CARVER IN WEYMOUTH IN 1998, I BEGAN WORKING AS A STONEMASON ON HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, AND WENT ON TO BECOME A SELF-EMPLOYED STONEMASON AND CARVER.

In 2005 I was awarded by The Memorial Arts Charity and funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to start a two-year apprenticeship to learn the art of lettering and letter carving. The combination of skills that I have acquired over the years has allowed me to continue to work alongside my former master whilst also producing lettering and sculpture in my own style. I am an elected member of Letter Exchange.

The lettering, carving and sculptures that I have worked on in stone, wood and metal vary greatly in scale. I love the way that the process of carving with a hammer and chisel can leave very distinctive marks in the stone, which can be used to create movement and flow. I enjoy combining words and texture, and making beautifully shaped objects from heavy, unforgiving materials. The text I choose for work of my own design is preferably easy for others to relate to. It is rarely well known; in fact it is often created specifically for the piece of work.

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