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Barry Dixon  -  Sculptor

Barry Dixon    Sculptor.

I studied at North Staffordshire Polytechnic where I obtained an M.A. in ceramics.

Having worked for 20 years as a modeller for the pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, I am well grounded in the creation of both Bas-Relief and 3Dimensional sculptures for the ceramics industry.

My own work attemts to capture the essence of a pose, or the character of the sitter, without the need to represent every detail. I feel, however, in order to reproduce the human form it is important to have an understanding of the underlying structures, and to this end I study life drawing and also make anatomical sketch models.

Most of my pieces are sculpted in Terra-Cotta, which helps to give them a sense of freshness and spontaneity.