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About Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood is a Cathedral trained Stonemason, with a degree in sculpture and a natural aptitude for letter cutting, she is a unique individual. Her sculptures reflect her love of fluid movement, always trying to push the boundaries of the stone she carves and find that elusive form. She loves to carve innocent thoughts and feelings and each sculpture be it figurative or abstract hopefully portrays this.
Carrie now works out of Taurus Crafts in Lydney on the edge of The Beautiful Forest of Dean. She loves to carve Welsh slate for her fluid water ripples and mathematical spirals. Forest of Dean Sandstone comes in all colours and the red polishes up beautifully for letter cutting, due to it`s non-porous nature it also holds water beautifully which changes the intensity of the colours. Tetbury limestone is her favourite for carving portraiture and figurative sculpture, the right piece will polish up to a silk like finish. Carrie`s training and experience as a stonemason helps her develop her stone carving with discipline as well as freedom.
Exhibition History of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Exhibitions
Degree Show exhibition, Pall Mall Gallery, 1999.
Gloucester Cathedral: 2002
Forest Open Studios: 2006 and 2007 in association with Taurus Crafts.
Monmouth Theatre 2 day exhibition:2007
Lower Slaughter Manor Hotel 2010
Craft Renaissance, Usk 2010.
Biography / CV of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Biography
Organised and ran The Gloucester Stone Carving Festival 2013.
June 2012, completed the commission of a pair of cherubs for a memorial placed in Cullen Moray, Scotland.
Won both Prizes at The 2nd Ludlow conservation weekend Stonecarving festival/competition. May 2012.
Took part in The Highnam Court Spring Fair carving demonstration April 2012
November 2011, celebrated 6yrs in Business.
February 2011, moved to Taurus Crafts in Lydney, Gloucestershire.
Nov 2010 entered work into shop/Gallery at Craft Renaissance in Usk.
Sept 2010 started displaying and selling at craft fayres.
August 2010 put sculpture on display at Lower Slaughter Manor Hotel.
Took part in stonemasons festival in aid of charity at York Minster Aug 2010
Took part in and won 1st prize at Highnam Court Spring fayre April 2010
Moved to Tithe Barn Heritage Centre in Brockworth Jan 2010
Took part in Norwegian Stonemasonry festival July 2009
Organised Charity stonemasons festival at Harts Barn Craft Centre in the Forest of Dean-raised almost ?2000. May 2009
Took part in The Highnam Court Spring Fayre mini Stone carving festival April 2009.
Organised Charity Stonemasons Festival May 2008. Raised ?3000.
2007 carved and built into the Norman keep of a castle in South Wales, the Heraldry of the Seymour family.
Carved a font for a church in Bristol.
2006 carried out restoration work on the statue of St Richard of Droitwich.
November 2005 set up Cat`s Eye Carving at The Harts Barn Craft Centre in the Forest of Dean.
Worked as a commercial stonemason 2003-2005. worked on various churches and houses around the county.
2002-2003 worked as a monumental stonemason, employed as the primary stonemason working on houses and churches around the county.
1999-2002, trained as a stonemason at Gloucester Cathedral and Weymouth College. Suffered a career ending injury to the fingers of my left hand 2000.
Won 1st yr apprentice prize
Took part in York Minster Stonemasons festival 2000.
Took part in STonemasons festival in Freiburg Munzingen 2002-won 3rd yr apprentice prize.
1996-1999, carried out single honours degree at Christ Church College in Canterbury-attained a 2:1.
Artist Statement of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Personal Statement,
I carve evocative shapes and forms as well as figures and faces. I have the skill of a stonemason and the creativity of an artist.
I also have the ability to carve exact portraits using models I have made from people or animals
I want to create beauty, movement and fluidity in a material that is hard unforgiving and static. My carvings come from the experiances of my life so far, I have to carve what I see and follow the paths set for me by my ideas.
I love to carve figurative forms with the flow of hair and fabric enveloping the forms.
This sometimes leads me to an abstract form, but I don`t set out to intentially create abstract art-these come from the development of my ideas.
I find the excitement and passion that drives me on comes from seeing my work develop and mature as each year passes.
Awards and Prizes of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Awards
Apprentice of the year, Weymouth College. 2001.
3rd year apprentice prize, Freiburg stone carving festival, Germany, 2002
1st prize for carving at The Highnam Court Spring fair mini stonemasons festival.2010
Peoples choice and peers choice at The 2nd Ludlow Conservation weekend stonemasons festival for her carving of `an angel and the spirit`.
SymposiumsCarrie Horwood`s Symposiums
Gloucester Scout Fellowship, 2005
Drybrook Methodist group, 2006
Dursley Rotary Club, 2007
Mitcheldean School, 2007
Organised Stonemasons festival in aid of charity 2008.
Organised Charity stonemasons festival 2009.
Organised The Gloucester Stone Carving Festival 2013.
Public Works of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Public Works
Font for Withywood Church, Bristol.
Carved and built into a Norman keep, the heraldry for Penhow Castle in South Wales.
Memorial Carving and plaque for the Armed Forces.To be placed in Pershore Church.
Memorial sculpture of Rafael`s Sanzio Angels in Cullen Moray, Scotland. Carved and installed.
Qualifications / Education of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s Education
Weymouth college and Gloucester Cathedral 1999-2002.Stonemasonry Apprenticeship.
Christ Church College, Canterbury:
1996-1999, Single Honours degree in Sculpture.
1995-1996, Joint Honours Art and Social Science.
1993-1995, Canterbury College of Higher Education: Btec HND Mechanical Engineering.
1991-1993, Sir Roger Manwoods Grammar School, Sandwich. Kent: A-levels, Sculpture, English and Geography.
1989-1991, Sir Roger Manwoods, Sandwich. Kent: GCSE`s: Sculpture, History, Maths. Biology, Chemistry, French, English Lit and Language, Sports Science, RE.
1986-1989: Barton Court Grammar School For Girls, Canterbury. Kent.
1979-1986:Goodnestone Primary School, Goodnestone. Kent.
Teaching ExperienceCarrie Horwood`s teaching experience
Teaching activities in stonecarving ages ranging from 5yrs+
Adult classes in my workshop,
Teaching stone carving to school girls at Woodchester Mansion in conjunction with CITB.
Teaching English as a foreign language, 1997.
Influences / Inspiration of Carrie HorwoodCarrie Horwood`s influences
The Sea and the nature of my surroundings.
Sculpture from the ice age period,
Ripples in water and geometric number sequences.
plants, trees and flowers
Price Range of WorkCarrie Horwood's work has a price range from £200 to £15,000
Mediums utilisedCarrie Horwood's work is found in the following materials:
Tetbury Limestone Portland Limestone Tetbury limestone, FofD stone base Marble, slate Cornish Slate, Tetbury limestone Welsh Slate reclaimed Portland Limestone
Artwork CategorisedCarrie Horwood's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (8)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (6)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (4)
Objects of desire Sculptures (3)
Poolside Sculptures (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Sensual Sculptures or Statues (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Abstract Dance / Dancer Sculptures
Stylized People Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Fairies Imps Trolls Gnomes Pixies Elves Goblins Hobgoblins Leprechauns Gremlins Elfs statuettess figurines Sculptures Statues
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos
Arte Nouveau Style Sculptures
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
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