Become a Member
Currently there are more than 250 members of the Society drawn from all over the UK. Approximately half live in Surrey; most are active makers, from emerging sculptors to professionals.
Joining the Society is simple. There is no ‘vetting’ process. There are two main categories of membership – ‘Exhibiting’ or ‘Non-exhibiting’. When you apply, you can choose your category and change this status at any time through the members’ area of the website.
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.
In summary, benefits of membership include:
Opportunities to exhibit at prestigious venues
Seminars and masterclasses
Free advertising on the Society’s website
E-bulletins: keeping members up to date
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 for exhibiting members is £40. Non-exhibiting £25.
‘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.’