DON SIBTHORPE - SCULPTOR

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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.  don@nobodiesnowhere.com
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