Brendan Hesmondhalgh is British contemporary figurative sculptor, best known for his unique handmade ceramic and bronze sculptures of animals. Using slabs of clay or sculptural wax, Hesmondhalgh wraps, layers and controls the medium to create one-off pieces that capture elements of character, form and movement of each individual creature. The surface is manipulated to enhance the sculptures contours and directional lines and textures. His work can vary greatly in scale, and has developed in style and as a series of exploratory themes since leaving Edinburgh College of Art in 1996.
Hesmondhalgh creates work for private clients, galleries and collectors and regularly exhibits work at large annual events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, selling work both within the United Kingdom and internationally.
Brendan Hesmondhalgh offers a number of popular master class workshops to those individuals who wish to develop their sculptural knowledge and skills, suitable for both experienced and beginner practitioners Many join Brendan’s workshops annually, encouraged and enthused by the tuition offered and in their own skills.
Brendan founded the Sculpture Lounge Studios in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire in 2005, with an aim to build a creative working environment in which art practitioners could work side-by-side, collaborate and inspire.