Anthony Turner

Anthony Turner was apprenticed to the sculptor Peter Randall Page for four years and his time there together with influences from a childhood in East Africa have been the most formative influences on his work. He has travelled extensively through the great stone carving civilizations of the Celts, Egypt, the Inca countries and India, absorbing different aspects of these cultures to inform his own fascination with the subtle meanings held in line and form.

His work is inspired by his ‘appreciation of the sheer generosity of earth’s benign and mysterious gifts. All we know to be sensitive, living, rare and sustaining in fragile balance. Awed beyond words, I try to celebrate and make sacrosanct these simple fruits and humble vegetables, chipping them into new stubborn longevity in stone. I feel compelled to search out the potent essence of each and to give them a renewed grandeur.’

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