Exhibition of sculpture by Paul Rowbottom

An exhibition of new work by British sculptor Paul Rowbottom  opens this week. The show is entitled Forming Reality, a synthesis of Painting Ceramics & Sculpture and Rowbottom’s latest sculpture, Celtic Connection, a work combining Purbeck stone and forged iron, will be showcased there.

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Forams Artemis  by Paul Rowbottom, in Mandale Derbyshire fossil limestone,
client the Marble & Granite Centre Ltd

Rowbottom, who trained as a sculptor at Leicester Polytechnic and Les Arts Decoratif, Strasbourg, says, “I am drawn to the possibilities of combining sculptural form with manufacturing processes, both traditional and digital. Elegant simplicity of form and the use of appropriate materials are essential concerns in my work.

“My stone carving and ceramics use traditional methods and attempt to create work which is both contemporary in feel yet reaches back to an ancient heritage. I continue to carve stone and work in a range of ceramic processes.”

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L’Accordéoniste Carinata (detail) by Paul Rowbottom.
Mandale Derbyshire Fossil Limestone Client: The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd

Rowbottom is currently prototyping sculptural furniture with Furniture Works at London Metropolitan University.

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Conversation Bench, Towards 2012, by Paul Rowbottom

The show also features new work from Andrew Cochrane Dixon painted in Italy this year.

by Caroline Simpson

Forming Reality, a synthesis of Painting Ceramics & Sculpture opens on November 4 and is on until November 9  at the Upstairs Gallery 68 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1AQ
Email: upstairsgalleryberkhamsted@gmail.com
The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, November 4 – 9, 10- 5pm,