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Three Foxes - ONE SOLD

Three Foxes - ONE SOLD

By Angela Sidwell

Original artworks

Stoneware and paper clay


Alert Fox - H: 32cm; W: 18cm; D 15cm - £650

Resting Fox - H: 15cm; W: 16cm; D 40cm - £290 

Reclining Fox (small) -  H: 8.5cm; W: 17cm; D 12cm - £150 - SOLD


Angela produces the most beautiful and sensitively-sculpted wildlife and animal sculptures. You can see her love for animals shining through in the way she captures their form and expressions, especially in her foxes. We have three in this exhibition.


In stoneware and porcelain paperclay, her fragmented forms aim to invite the viewer to appreciate the fragility and beauty of the creatures with whom we share this planet. She prompts us to consider our relationship with the natural world.


"I make sculptures inspired by fox tracks in my field. I rarely see the fox and, if I do, often it's just a fragment, perhaps the glimpse of a tail disappearing into the undergrowth. It's this impressed image, more an imagined memory rather than a captured detail, that I'm trying to recreate; a feeling of time and place bound up in the fox’s imprint in the landscape.


"When stretched, the paper clay takes on the effect of animal hide, it has a life of its own. I like to explore these textures as much as I can. I work quickly, tearing edges, dragging crank and seeds into the clay to create further movement. Lava glazes, torn edges and wire additions suggest raw beauty, time and landscape. I want there to be an energy in my work; it is not about a static moment, more a feeling of time continuum.


“For all of my work, I take inspiration from my immediate landscape and its inhabitants. Stepping out from my front door and then across nearby fields, it's 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."


    Angela graduated in 1999 with a degree in Fine Art. Her art practice led her 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, exhibiting annually in the North West.

    Animals have 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 Northern and Midland galleries and contemporary craft and ceramic shows.

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