43: Heads on Posts
About the sculptures – Heads on Posts
Heads on posts are a recurring image around the World: sometimes memorials to ancestors, sometimes invoking the gods or the spirits of a place, sometimes marking territory.
These sculptures are made from stoneware clay with a heavy grog content making them resistant to thermal shock and therefore suitable for display outdoors.
Green man £260 Colourful king £260 Crowned king £260 Oak king £260
Large moon £260 Sun column £500
I make pottery in the North Devon slipware style, model in clay and carve wood as well as painting in acrylics. I have worked for many years teaching Art and Craft in schools and giving lectures on embroidery and basketry. Previous commissioned work includes a heraldic shield carved from oak for a Cambridge boathouse and many small mythological figures in terracotta.
The author of several books on craft, most recently ‘Craft Traditions of the World’ published by Thames and Hudson, I have built on my love of folk traditions and folk art and this has been reflected in my artwork.