ABOUT ANGELA SIDWELL
Angela graduated in Fine Art in 1999. She moved into the field of public art, working predominantly in wood and stone, creating sculpture and furniture for public spaces, with and for schools and parks. She also became a member of an artist’s collective.
Animals have always been pivotal to her work. Using wire, textiles and clay, her early sculptures explored animal relationships, both with each other and us.
In 2016 she embarked on an MA in Ceramics at Manchester School of Art. Today, she works solely in ceramics, exhibiting nationally in galleries and contemporary craft and ceramic shows.
“I take inspiration from my immediate landscape and its inhabitants. Stepping out from my front door and then across nearby fields, it is the criss-cross of horse tracks, the secretive hedges, chance encounters and signs of life existing beside, under and over our own - a sense of a shared time and space. All this is at the heart of my work.
Working with stoneware and porcelain paper-clay, Angela responds to these encounters, friendships and imaginings through her exquisite, hugely-sensitive ceramic sculpture. Lava glazes, torn edges and wire additions suggest raw beauty, time and landscape.