Glen is a professional sculptor working from my studio situated on the Welsh borders near Hay-on-Wye. He works predominantly in stone using traditional carving techniques, but employing other mediums when appropriate or suitable for the idea and subject matter.
Glen is a member of the Welsh sculptors’ group Sculpture Cymru and also the artist’s collective, ‘Vulgar Earth’ – a recently formed group of artists whose work is driven by the human relationship with the environment.
John Paddison was born in 1929 and trained as a sculptor at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1949 to 1952, and later at the Royal College of Art (1952-56). In the mid 1960s he became a full-time lecturer in sculpture at Wolverhampton College of Art continuing when the college became the Fine Art Department of the Polytechnic and later the University of Wolverhampton. Charming, taciturn and larger than life, he influenced many former students who went on to establish distinguished reputations – amongst them Glynn Williams, now Professor of Sculpture at the RCA.
He retired from teaching in 1994 and moved to work in a studio in Llanidloes, Mid Wales. He exhibited at the Taberbacle Gallery (MOMA) Machynlleth, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His work has been exhibited at many other venues, including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, Margam Sculpture Park, Powys Castle and Lichfield Cathedral. It can be found in many public and private collections. His first medal for BAMS, Dreamer, was issued in 1987.
Stefan Knapp is best known for his vibrant enamel murals which can be seen in many museums and public buildings all over the world. Knapp was the first to experiment with fusing enamel onto steel. His discoveries enabled him to work on a massive scale and he continued to pioneer the medium for the next 40 years.