Hollingworth Bronze Sculpture - Sculptures of Wildlife and Animals
Animal and Wildlife Sculptures for Home and Garden in Bronze, Bronze Resin and Bronze Glazed Ceramic
                    

Brian Hollingworth - His career as an animal sculptor

Every sculpture begins as a block of clay that is skillfully moulded into the animal form.

Bronze or bronze resin wildlife animal sculptures are weatherproof and suitable for display in the home or garden.

He has studied all the animals he sculpts and regards knowledge of an animal as essential before he begins any work.

Through drawing he has detailed knowledge of the anatomy and movement of animals

It is this intimate knowledge that gives life and movement to the sculpture  

Recently he has begun to make bronze sculpture of his animals.

 These are cast in very limited editions and are very collectable. A small number of pieces are also cast in bronze resin.

Early Life and Training.

He has had this ability from a very early age and has developed his innate talent through the quality of the work he produces.

 He was formally educated in ceramics at the Art College in Sheffield and continued in the sculpture department of Nottingham Art College.

However  from these beginnings he has developed methods of his own.

 Each animal sculpture has its own problems and it is the solving of these problems that has kept him fascinated throughout his long career

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 His work has been widely exhibited and is held in collections worldwide including Australia. USA. Canada, Finland, France, Luxembourg, and throughout Great Britain.

Sculpture For Home and Garden

Bronze or bronze resin wildlife animal sculptures are weatherproof and suitable for display in the home or garden.

He has studied all the animals he sculpts and regards knowledge of an animal as essential before he begins any work.

Through drawing he has detailed knowledge of the anatomy and movement of animals  

 It is this intimate knowledge that gives life to the animal sculpture.

He has a unique gift of capturing a moment of life in his sculptures.

His ceramic sculptures are all one-off originals.

Recently he has begun to make bronze sculpture of his animals.

 These are cast in very limited editions and are very collectable. A small number of pieces are also cast in bronze resin.

Television Interest

His sculpture was shown on the BBC during a lunchtime programme called Pebble Mile at One.

His studio was also features on the midlands Central News. This television coverage launched his work to a wider audience.

Galleries became interested in his work and exhibitions across the UK began.

 Gradually he established himself and both sales and commissions increased.

Establishing Studio - Full time Professional Sculptor

 Brian was able to concentrate solely upon his creative work, and established his own studio in Nottingham.

He has recently moved to a new studio in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

 As commissioned work increased he was able to concentrate upon extending his skills and techniques.

 In  all of his sculpture he aims to to capture a moment in life of the animal portrayed.

He draws extensively and is never without a sketchbook in his pocket.

 As Brian himself says, 'You never know where the next inspiration is coming from'

He has a fine attention to detail but at the same time the ability to give life and energy to the animals he portrays.

 All his ceramic animal sculptures are one off originals

Recent Developments.

 Recently he has begun to make bronze and bronze resin sculpture. These are in small limited editions.

The use of an armature has freed and developed the work, but at the same time challenged him to find new ways of work.

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A  most important development has been in growth of  commissioned work.

 The majority of his sculptures are now commissioned

Widely Exhibited including...

The Leith Gallery Edinburgh
Red Rag Gallery Stow in the Wold
London Zoo, Regents Park
Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate Yorkshire
Rufford Craft Gallery, Nottinghamshire
Haddenham Gallery, Cambridge
Beaulie Estate, Hampshire
Royal Horticultural Gardens Wisley, Surrey.

He welcomes enquiries from Galleries

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Pictures of Brian at work shown on Facebook