Sculpture Lounge is very pleased to have been able to offer a temporary studio to local wood sculptor – Ralph Shuttleworth. This short term residency has allowed Ralph to explore some really exciting creative opportunities He will be with us until September, when he returns to Nottingham Trent University to complete his final year of his BA hons in Product & Furniture Design course.
Ralph is a woodturning artist and sculptor, creating sculptural pieces with intriguing textures and form. His contemporary style uses new techniques and processes rarely used in woodturning. Ralph’s work is a collaboration between natural processes and human involvement, in order to create sculptures with a clean yet organic feel.
Having started woodturning in 2015, after receiving a grant to setup a workshop, Ralph’s work now features many techniques including gilding, warping and colouring.