Surrey Sculpture launches a new programme of events – ‘Understanding Sculpture’

The Surrey Sculpture Society (SSS) is launching an ambitious programme of events across Surrey.

Entitled ‘Understanding Sculpture’ the events will promote the art form throughout the summer and into the autumn, starting with a series of demonstrations by renowned sculptors who are members of the Society.

The demonstrations will be held at Cass Art, suppliers of materials for artists, based at Kingston-upon-Thames. The first event, Creating a Portrait in Clay, will be on Saturday 22nd July from 12.30 – 3pm. This will be presented by SSS member Roz Fletcher, who is a multi disciplinary visual artist, sculpting in clay. Roz skillfully combines her love of form with colour.

The second demonstration on 22nd July will run from 3.30pm until 6pm, presented by SSS member Carol Orwin, who will be demonstrating Casting a Sculpture from a Mould. Carol spe-cialises in the animal form.

The end of summer demonstrations will take place on Saturday, 2nd September, when SSS member Irina Guzman will be presenting a demonstration on Clay Sculpture from 10 am – 12.30 pm. Irina has worked as a stage and costume designer and also a puppet maker and started to work in clay in 2009.

Also on Saturday, 2nd September, SSS member Malcolm West, with present his demonstration on Figure Modelling from Clay from 1pm – 3.30 pm. Malcolm is inspired by movement and beauty, classical subjects and dance. One of his recent commissions was to produce a portrait of Madonna in jelly beans, which was auctioned for charity and bought by Madame Tussauds.

There will be a maximum of 15 students for each demonstration and tickets are £20.

For more information and booking the SSS Demonstrations at Cass Art, visit

Download this article SSS ‘Understanding Sculpture’ programme as a pdf file


BBC Surrey video of visit to our sculpture trail at Birtley Estate

BBC Surrey paid a visit to the SSS sculpture trail at Birtley Estate during the set up on 26th April. To watch a fascinating video of the visit, please click this link:
BBC Surrey at Birtley


Russell Jakubowski - Contour Seat Commission

Download the above flyer Russell Jakubowski – Contour Seat Commission


Christine Charlesworth  at Station View in Guildford

I was chosen to do this commission in 2015, before the building work had begun on the site at Station View in Guildford.  The first phase of the building work is now complete, garden is landscaped beside the inner section of the fence and we are scheduled to fit the 36 double-sided stainless steel figures all along 35 metres of the railings bordering the development.

Some of the figures are individual, others are in pairs or threes; they vary in size and they depict people of Guildford:  going off to the station, coming home, greeting, sport, town crier, dance/drama/song figure, graduation students, relaxing in the park, mothers and children, disability, shoppers, family, couples, narrow boat on the river and laying the first rails to Guildford Station.

All the silhouettes are now cut and being taken in stages to be sandblasted and then on to be sprayed with special anti-graffiti coating.

We will be fixing them all on site (weather permitting) on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October.  It may take only one day to fit but we have allowed two days for finishing if needed.

I have attached photo of the mild steel sample that we made to try out on the fence – the finished silhouettes will look much cleaner and are made from 3mm stainless steel. Taylor Wimpey, sadly, won’t be having an unveiling but I am happy for anyone to come along to see them.