Portrait Sculpture

 

I work in clay and cast in bronze, or make fired clay busts (much cheaper). 

A small clay sketch will take a couple of sittings; a life size bust or larger will need six - eight. If necessary I will work from drawings, photos or measurements: the three-headed sculpture in the slideshow is of brothers in the 1930s - it was done from one photo and meeting them as old men. 

 

Some stuff I’m proud of:  the bronze bust of Sir George Christie in the foyer at Glyndebourne; clay sketches of Denis Healey and Richard E Grant; a bronze bas relief of Sir John Edwards shown at the Society of Portrait Sculptors; and a Residency at Glyndebourne making quick clay heads of the singers and staff.

Working on the waxes of Jamie
Working on the waxes of Jamie
Jamie
Jamie
Richard E Grant
Richard E Grant

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne chorus member
Glyndebourne chorus member

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Eden at 3 weeks
Eden at 3 weeks

Bronze head by Chelsea Renton

Sir George Christie
Sir George Christie

Bronze bust by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay heads by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay heads by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Denis Healey
Denis Healey

Painted clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Eden d'Ascoli at 3 weeks
Eden d'Ascoli at 3 weeks

Bronze head by Chelsea Renton

David Pickard
David Pickard

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Lord Gage
Lord Gage

Bronze bust by Chelsea Renton

Crispin Rose-Innes
Crispin Rose-Innes

Fired clay bust by Chelsea Renton

Philip Ens
Philip Ens

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Mick
Mick

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Glyndebourne people
Glyndebourne people

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

Lord Skidelsky
Lord Skidelsky

Clay head by Chelsea Renton

Sam Christie
Sam Christie

Fired clay head by Chelsea Renton

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