10:30am-4:30pm, 4th - 5th July, 15th - 16th August 2015,
Open Studio, Incledon Studios, Georgeham, N. Devon


I have always been intrigued by natural structures and the natural world.  As a child I would spend countless hours exploring the world around me uncovering the many miniscule denizens of the outside world.  I still spend as much time as possible scouring books and taking note of any interesting finds in the garden.  I take inspiration from any and all wildlife be it a lowly woodlouse or a seed from some exotic orchid.

 I work primarily with porcelain and bronze.  I utilize porcelainís fine grain to hold detail and its pliable nature to achieve a fluid line and organic curve.  It also has a great durability and unmatchable surface quality that can vary from silky smooth to hard and scaled.  I offset the hard stone-like qualities of porcelain with the liquid flow and supple nature of cast bronze or silver.  I use little to no colouration relying on shading and form combined with the tactile natures of porcelain and bronze to make a piece.  Each piece is unique, whether it is porcelain, bronze or a combination of the two.

Don Sibthorpe, Incledon Cottage, Georgeham, N. Devon, EX33 1JN, ENGLAND.