Currently there are more than 300 members of the Society drawn from all over the UK. Approximately half live in Surrey; most are active makers, from emerging sculptors to professionals.
Benefits of membership include the opportunity for sculptors to exhibit at some of the most prestigious venues in southern England, including two world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Gardens and many other beautiful and popular venues. (In recent years the Society has also exhibited at Fulham Palace, Painshill Park, Guildford Cathedral and Beaulieu.)
The Society also runs a lecture programme where famous sculptors come along and describe their work and motivation. Such names as Peter Randall-Page, Angela Connor and Sean Henry have addressed the Society.
If you want to know why you should join, then ask any of the members (via the Artists page) or email the Membership Secretary at:
Here is one member’s view:
‘Apart from the chance to exhibit, new members can benefit from a great deal of support from the Society and existing members in the promotion of their art and the development of their careers. I came to the Society quite new to sculpture and it has been enormously helpful in the development of my career as an artist. Sculpting can be a lonely pursuit so the opportunity to meet regularly with others, sharing experience and ideas is most welcome.’ David Paynter
In summary, benefits of membership include:
- Opportunities to exhibit at prestigious venues
- Lecture programme
- Seminars and masterclasses
- Free advertising on the Society’s website
- E-bulletins: keeping members up to date
- Social events
- Discounts from suppliers
The Society also encourages young sculptors through its bursary scheme, presenting the annual SSS Emerging Artist Award.
Membership is also open to non-sculptors who may be interested in the art-form and who want to get involved as friends of the Society or as volunteers, helping with exhibitions and social events.
The annual subscription of £25 will be increased from April 2017, so join now!!