Born 1959 Chester
Studied sculpture at Gwent College of Higher Education (B.A. hons degree) St. Martins College of Art (Advanced Sculpture Course) and Kanazawa University of Art & Design, Japan (M.A.)
I lived and worked in Japan for over five years, winning two prestigious sculpture prizes and many commissions. My work can be seen in various locations throughout Japan. I have also exhibited widely in the U.K. and I’m a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
My work is still influenced by the Buddah sculptures I saw in Japan, in particular the serene spiritual quality expressed through rounded forms and flowing line.
I currently work exclusively in Portland stone as I like its unpretentious subtle colouring and texture which lends itself to the simplicity of expression I aim for.
My work is an expression of how it feels to inhabit the human body, and the forms I create are influenced by all forms in nature, strengthening the idea of our attachment to the Earth, and lending the sculpture a natural ‘organic’ quality.
Stephanie lives near Lewes, East Sussex
Tel: 01273 911922 / 07707 026595
e-mail: Stephanie Davies-Arai ARBS