Amanda Rawling Swimming Star Seals sculpture. Made from copper and wood. 14 cm high
"I live near Lands End, in Cornwall, a craggy peninsula, full of ancient beauty, carns, standing stones, hut circles, it’s as if the ancestors are ever present. It’s a mineral rich landscape, and the history of this place is partially forged underground, where hard days of toil produced the gemstones and metals with which I work. I feel a strong relationship to wild creatures, and the landscape.
My work is hand fabricated using traditional techniques and often traditional tools. I studied metal work and glass art at Strode College, Somerset, and general art and design at Falmouth Art School, Cornwall, and am also self-taught. I love exploring ways to convey my ideas through a variety of materials and finding new inspirations on my rambles around the Cornish countryside."