It all started when my Mother gave me plastacine to play with as a small child. I sculpted my way through childhood and into Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. Here the introduction of working from direct observation of the human body has had a lasting impact on me.
My working life was spent teaching art. Encouraging students to evolve their ideas innovatively and experiment with a wide variety of materials has been a wonderful process of two way stimulation for me. Leaving teaching enabled me to devote my energies to discovering ways of developing my own work , in particular my love of the portrait head and the human form.
When I became a grandmother I started a series of studies of babies and as the grandchildren grow I work on portraying groupings of children. Children are wonderful creatures, we should rejoice in them .
I hope my work conveys my feelings and when someone buys a piece it is the greatest affirmation and compliment. My work has been exhibited at, amongst others, the Mall Galleries :ING Discerning Eye and also the Royal Society of British Artists’, Collectors’ Selection of the Artists’ Open Houses, Brighton and Hove Festival, the Oriel Gallery Aberdeen.
During 2013 several of my works were part of a travelling exhibition in Russia celebrating the family as the basis of society, initiated by the Yekaterinburg Arts Fund.
Information and care of sculptures
The stoneware sculptures are all original, individual pieces, of which no copies are made and represent an opportunity for the purchaser to own an absolutely unique piece of art.
The particular stoneware Lorna uses is made from heavily grogged clay which has been fired to over 1200c so the sculptures should be frost proof but this cannot be guaranteed –(nothing kept outside has ever been damaged by frost yet.)
The stoneware sculptures have mostly been left in their natural colour but can be patinated using artists’ oil paint or beeswax polishes.
Any sculpture cast in bronze or bronze resin is produced in limited editions of 5. Patination can be maintained by occasional use of beeswax polish.