Martin Thompson
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2020
Cambridge Open Studios 2020
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sculpture
I work exclusively in stone using hand carving techniques. I veer between figurative and abstract subjects yet the human form is always present.
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Having trained in fine art and graphic design at Dartington College of Arts and Corsham (Bath Academy of Art) I took up sculpting in stone over 20 years ago on moving to Cambridge. I enjoy the sheer physicality of shaping stone and coaxing out the different textures. I tend to let the stone itself suggest the form which then evolves organically. I like to use a variety of stones including alabaster and African spring stone. I glean particular satisfaction from carving British limestone as it suits my quest for simplicity of form.