Derwent Valley Art Crawl

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Sue Allanson

Sue Allanson

Sculptor

Wirksworth Area

26 Gorsey Bank
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
DE4 4AD

Please contact Sue before you visit

Please either phone or email Sue for an appointment to view her work.

Carving sculptures in stone, whilst living in Derbyshire seems the perfect environment for me to work in, being surrounded by limestone gorges and fossils.

I have been working as a sculptor for the last 25 years and am largely self-taught. I am passionate about carving in stone and usually take my inspiration from the stone itself. That is why I often start by picking random pieces of stone in the quarry which may suggest a form to me. I may have an initial idea, but my way of carving directly onto the stone means that I can respond to the stone itself in the process. In this way I feel that stone carving for me is a dialogue between the stone and myself.

My work is influenced by the idea held by some African and Indian artists that they find the spirit within the stone. I am inspired by nature, mythology, Buddhist ideas and enjoy making sculptures which can be a source of contemplation.

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Sue Allanson
26 Gorsey Bank
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
DE4 4AD
26 Gorsey Bank
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
DE4 4AD

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