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Lottie O' Leary

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Artwork for Lottie O' Leary

carved welsh slate cores on york stone platter

Christ Carrying the cross, portland stone

Detail of carving

memorial sculpture

York stone memorial

Happy Weekend stone carving students

flock of birds

vessels, mixed British stones


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I either work in a very disciplined way, carving memorials to commission, or I work in a freer way carving my own pieces for exhibitions.
For me, my passion lies in the stone itself, where it has come from, and it's about finding the meeting point of my ideas, inspired themselves mainly by the natural world and the stone.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Truthfully, I don't really see myself as an artist, I see myself more as a skilled craftsman. I take inspiration from some amazing collections of carvings that I've worked on as a conservator, a unique opportunity to look at our long history of stone work, and apply that and the skills I've acquired over 40 years of stone work to achieve simple shapes and representations that I think work with the stone at hand.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a stone carver, letter cutter and conservator.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My own carvings are often based on some loose themes, nature and the outdoors being constant influences, and I often create collections of similar pieces.
My memorial commissions involve a close connection with the clients, from the initial meeting, to the fixing and completion of the stone.
I also run weekend carving courses through the summer from my workshop here in Knucklas and pop-up carving events at festivals.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Conservation of stone and wood at City and Guilds Art school, Kennington 1982 /1985
Stone masonry at Weymouth Technical college 1989/1990

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

The Table at Hay autumn 2020

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Knighton Fine Art

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