I trained as a sculptor at Leicester Polytechnic
and Les Arts Decoratif, Strasbourg.
A major influence on my working practice was
a period spent with artists of the Tengenenge
Sculptors Community
, Zimbabwe in 1992.

Since then I have undertaken various commissions.
I am active in creating tile panels in school and community settings.

A recent project has been the design and
sympathetic restoration of a 1930’s Art Deco cinema: The Rex, Berkhamsted

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, while lecturing in sculpture and ceramics part-time.

Paul Rowbottom   biography