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Year 9

Natural Forms Sculpture

Artists to Inspire



Peter Randall-Page

1954 Present

Peter Randall-Page is an extraordinary British sculptor and visual artist

whose connection to nature began in the Sussex countryside. For RandallPage, organic forms are places to begin, shapes that push the artist to
explore his own response to them.

Three Fruit , Kilkenny limestone, 1986

Peter Randall-Page


1954 Present
Alice R Ballard 1945 - Present
Alice R Ballard works as a
ceramicist based in Greenville,
South Carolina.
My art is a reflection of my
relationship with natural forms. It
is often the metamorphosis of
Nature's forms, as they change
from season to season, that
attracts me to that universal
world in which differing life forms
share similar qualities.


Alice R Ballard

Alice R Ballard

Alice R Ballard
Pinch Pots

Lucy Unwin
Lucy Unwinwas born in BurySt Edmunds, Suffolk and grew up and was
educatued in East Anglia.She studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester
School of Art graduating in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture. Since
graduation she has continued to develop her work in both metal and
stone, working towards exhibitions as well as working to commission. She
is now working in a studio in the inspirational Cotswolds countryside.

IIOriginalAlabaster36cm x 25cm x

Marble28cm x 55cm x 28cm

Anne Goldman
"Nature is so perfect. It's just all
there -- the formations, the
caves, bones & stones. What I
attempt to express is my love
and reverence for the beauty of
this earth. Clay is my language."
-- Anne

Anne Goldman has been

involved in ceramics for
over twenty years. Her
work is represented
extensively in galleries,
museums and private
collections throughout
the U.S., Europe, and
Asia, and has been
featured in numerous
one-woman shows.

Coastal Rock Vase

"While hiking in Havasu

Canyon, an offshoot of the
Grand Canyon, it began to
rain heavily. Water poured
over the walls of the
canyon, very beautiful to
see. This gave me the idea
for this particular texture."

Carol Alleman
Carols artistic inclination
combines her ability to
transform emotion into
word and object through
her own curiosity, love of
nature and life
experience. The common
thread, both in the
approach and work itself,
directs her mystical life
journey. She exhibits
across North America
while realizing an
international collector
base. Her work is greatly
appreciated by a highly
diverse base of
collectors: especially
those with a love of

Carol Alleman, Transitions II, Cast

Bronze Edition of 12, 42" x 25"

Carol Alleman AZ TrilliumCast

Bronze, edition of 1116 x 5.5

Charlotte Hupfield
I create handmade individual one-off pieces that are
predominately made in stoneware, which are
influenced by the decorative and colourful elements
of the landscape. I am currently based in
Northamptonshire and my work ranges from
collections of vases, bowls, sculptural vessels,
clocks, coasters, wall plaques and magnets. My
main construction method is hand building.
Decorative details include adding tiny flecks of
glass or chunks of leather-hard clay into the surface
when the clay is soft, as well as painting decorative
coloured slips onto my own handmade textured
printing blocks, which I then roll onto sheets of clay
before using to construct forms.

Dale Chihuly
Chihuly was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. He
was introduced to glass while studying interior design
at the University of Washington. After graduating in
1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the
country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued
his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design
(RISD), where he later established the glass program
and taught for more than a decade.
Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known
series of works, among them Cylinders and Baskets in
the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and
Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floats and Chandeliers
in the 1990s; and Fiori in the 2000s.

His website

Dale Chihuly

Ikuko Iwamoto
Ikuko is especially curious
about invisible things such
as sounds, music and the
microscopic world cells,
genes and organic forms.
Her functional pieces are
still influenced by her
ceramic sculpture forms
and this is what customers
find most appealing the
handmade quality of her
work, where every little
detail is individually
crafted. This meticuolous
level of detail also seems
curiously appropriate for a
subject matter that
includes the tiniest of sea
creatures and the

I make exquisite cups and other objects

for a bizarre tea ceremony. They suggest
the everyday, the ordinary, but are in
fact extra-ordinary. They are the vehicle
to make visible an invisible, microscopic
world. A world of intricacy and detail, of
mathematical pattern and organic chaos,
of beauty and repulsion.

Ikuko Iwamoto

ensyme wall sculptures (2008)

Ikuko Iwamoto

Silver sea urchin and white sea urchin

containers (2006)

Ikuko Iwamoto

small spiky beakers (2008)

Clare Twomey
The themes of Clare's work are influenced by observations of human
interaction and political behaviour. The bodies of work can have varying
themes. Clare continues to develop work, which pursues her interest in
space, architectural interventions and the gallery as destination.

Installation at V&A comprising 4000

birds made from Wedgwood Jasper
Blue clay which flooded the Cast
Courts over a temporary period and

Clare Twomey's Specimen, 2009

Kate Malone 1959 Kate

Malone was born in London; she studied

at Bristol Polytechnic and the Royal College of

Art. After graduating she set up a studio in
London and has recently acquired a studio in
the country. Malone is concerned with organic
forms and her work is strongly sculptural. Her
pots take on the forms of vessels and
although her works look as though they
should function, that is not their prime
motivation for Malone sees herself as a 'maker
of decorative objects'. Malone's shapes gourds, pumpkins, pineapples and the like are drawn from nature and celebrate
fecundity. She works with T material clay
which is more often associated with industrial
ceramics; this material is white and renders
her glazes bright. She has a number of basic
forms which begin as a coiled piece and are
then, as she describes, "dressed, like people
wearing different coats" with additions of
press moulds and modelling on the surface.
Malone uses a bright and vibrant palette that


Kate MaloneGreen Sprucey Nut

Lidded Box, 2006 Crystalline

Kate Malone, Pumpkin

Hitomi Hosono
Hitomi wanted to remind people of the origins of tea and the cultural
connections with the Far East that have been created over 400 years of
tea-drinking in Europe. These links are now often forgotten or taken for
granted.Hitomis unique sprig technique was developed while she
studied collections at the Wedgwood factory in Etruria, Stoke-on- Trent
in 2009 just before the company folded. Ironically, the collapse of the
British ceramics industry is largely due to the cheaper costs of
manufacturing in China.Image from Teatopia, Museums Sheffield:
Millennium Gallery 1 July 24 October 2010

To the right
Hosono installing
her new
commission for

Hitomi Hosono, Leaves Bowl

Nuala O'Donovan
Pinecone Series Porcelain,
high-fired and unglazed.
Date 2007, 2008, 2009.This
work in this series is based
ona pattern foundin a
pinecone.It uses the
characteristics of fractal
forms in nature by
multiplying the pattern and
form within the overall
finished piece.

Andy Goldsworthy (1956 )


Yayoi Kusama 1929 - present

Kusama is a Japanese
American artist who works
in a wide variety of media
and techniques prints,
sculptures and installations.
Her starting point is often
natural form.

Steve Royston-Brown
These works are a combination of
two-dimensional printmaking and
the physical form.

Taxonomy - After Haeckel I & II

These pieces look similar to
corals and shells.
Taxonomy - After Haeckel III