Hollingworth Bronze Sculpture - Sculptures of Wildlife and Animals
Animal and Wildlife Sculptures for Home and Garden in Bronze, Bronze Resin and Bronze Glazed Ceramic

bout Brian Hollingworth - His career as an animal sculptor

Brian Hollingworth has been working as a full time professional sculptor for the last 40 years.

 His work has been widely exhibited and is held in collections worldwide including Australia. USA. Canada, Finland throughout Great Britain.

Bronze or bronze resin wildlife animal sculptures are weatherproof and suitable for display in the home or garden.

He has studied all the animals he sculpts and regards knowledge of an animal as essential before he begins any work.

Through drawing he has detailed knowledge of the anatomy and movement of animals    It is this intimate knowledge that gives life to the animal sculpture. He has a unique gift to capture a moment if life in his work. His ceramic animal sculptures are all one off originals.

Recently he has begun to make bronze sculpture of his animals.

 These are cast in very limited editions and are very collectable. A small number of pieces are also cast in bronze resin.

Every sculpture begins as a block of clay that is skillfully moulded into the animal form. He has had this ability from a very early age and has developed his innate talent through the quality of the work he produces. He was formally educated in ceramics at the Art College in Sheffield and continued in the sculpture department of Nottingham Art College. However  from these beginnings he has developed methods of his own. Each animal sculpture has its own problems and it is the solving of these problems that has kept him fascinated throughout his long career

 elephant sculpture in smoked rakugalloway bull in clay

His talent was recognised early and in 1978 he won the Holbrooke Award from Nottingham Museum and Art gallery. This was followed by receiving the Best Craftsman in Show at the Royal Bath and West Show. During the show he was introduced to her majesty Queen Elizabeth and showed her his work.

 His sculpture was shown on the BBC during a lunchtime programme called Pebble Mile at One. His studio was also features on the midlands Central News. This television coverage launched his work to a wider audience. Galleries became interested in his work and exhibitions across the UK began. Gradually he established himself and both sales and commissions increased. Brian was able to concentrate solely upon his creative work, and was able to  move to his present studio in1996. As commissioned work increased he was able to concentrate upon extending his skills and techniques.

In all of his sculpture he aims to to capture a moment in life of the animal portrayed. He draws extensively and is never without a sketchbook in his pocket. As Brian himself says, 'You never know where the next inspiration is coming from' He has a fine attention to detail but at the same time the ability to give life and energy to the animals he portrays. All his ceramic animal sculptures are one off originals. Recently he has begun to make bronze and bronze resin sculpture. These are in small limited editions. The use of an armature has freed and developed the work, but at the same time challenged him to find new ways of work.

armature for birdsbird flight sculpture

His animal sculpture has been exhibited throughout Britain in galleries but he now concentrates on showing his work through his own web sites. Seeing the possibilities of reaching a wider public the site was launched in 1999. At this stage the internet was quite slow - sometimes called the 'World Wide Wait' However gradually the web site prospered and his work soon became known to a wider audience and his unique qualities recognized

A  most important development has been in growth of  commissioned work.

 The greatest number of his sculptures are now commissioned

His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Britain including -

The Leith Gallery Edinburgh
Red Rag Gallery Stow in the Wold
London Zoo, Regents Park
Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate Yorkshire
Rufford Craft Gallery, Nottinghamshire
Haddenham Gallery, Cambridge
Beaulie Estate, Hampshire
Royal Horticultural Gardens Wisley, Surrey.

He welcomes enquiries from Galleries

Contact Phone  01666 829449  email   bhsculpture-web@yahoo.co.uk

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Pictures of Brian at work shown on Facebook