My bronze sculptures...
My sculpture has grown out of my fascination with the female form with its beautiful curves and flowing lines.
I've always loved the shape of the female body...
Ever since I was small I've wanted to work from the female figure. As a child I remember playing with handfuls of clay found on the beaches in Suffolk and the satisfaction I had from moulding the soft sticky lumps into shape.
I still use clay to create my sculptures because the responsiveness of the material allows me to play with the forms until they feel right. I know a sculpture is finished when it suddenly becomes a presence in the world. Now, here I am, specialising in figurative bronze sculptures and still enjoying playing with the shapes, again and again.
People say my sculptures make them happy...
My bronze sculptures tend to be in series. The Mother and Child series celebrates the experience of having children and family life. Whilst the Nutcracker ballet inspired me to work on a series of dancers in a position of rest. The bronze sculpture 'Nutcracker' was the first of these and the upright dancing figures and 'Travlin Light', a pirouetting dancer, continues my interest in this area.
I love to work on snuggling and hugging figures from mother and child groups to grandparents figures and more latterly lovers. Meanwhile my passion for Wagner has grown and prompted further exploration of small couple figures on a rock whilst thinking of Tristan and Isolde... and of course thoughts on Brunhilde and how my forms fit in with Wagners relational themes. And always I return with pleasure and hope to the single female figure, large and small...
Choosing bronze sculptures
You will find details of these pieces and the rest of my work on the Gallery pages of this website and if you like them, I hope you'll leave me a message via the contact page.
I love hearing what people think of the work and the positive
feedback I get from people who enjoy my sculptures encourages me
If you would like to see the work, you would be welcome to make a visit to my studio, which is in Norwich, in the eastern corner of the UK. Just get in touch to arrange an appointment.
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Events and Exhibitions
5 – 30 July, 2014 BIRCHAM GALLERY, Holt, Norfolk.
Trevor Price, Vanessa Pooley, Peter Layton › Holt Festival Exhibition. Paintings and Prints by Trevor Price (Vice-President Royal Society of Painter Printmakers), Bronze Sculpture by Vanessa Pooley (Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors), Handblown Glass by Peter Layton (London Glassblowing).
12th June for 3 weeks, 2014 THOMPSONS GALLERY, SUMMER EXHIBITION, Gallery Artists. Aldeburgh, Suffolk
10th July - 31st August. 2014 NORWICH CASTLE - INSPIRED BY BIRDS. OPEN ART SHOW.
Showing a new tiny bird-like figure, 'Pooley Bird', made especially for this open exhibition.
New bronzes are now packed for shipping shortly to Hong Kong by Fine Art Consultancy.
They can be seen at -Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong | 21 - 23 March 2014
At the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wan Chai
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And later at - Affordable Art Fair Singapore | 23 - 25 May 2014
At the F1 Pit Building, Marina Bay.
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