Founder-sculptor Alice Andrea Ewing grew up and lives in the Suffolk countryside.
Alice started working with bronze in 2013 after studying History of Art at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. Alice’s ambition was to make her own work and was seeking as many influences as possible to aid this.
To find some way back to making after a purely academic course, Alice began by seeking experience in a couple of artist studios before finding work with sculptor Laurence Edwards at his foundry and studio in Butley. Bronze casting was an unexpected discovery for Alice, the physicality and ‘carnivalesque’ of the whole thing sparking her interest.
All of Alice’s practice is influenced by a sense of place as a ‘particular’, and our relationship to it. With her Pomarius works- a botanical design series of direct bronze casts, influence comes from exploring new locations; bouncing off the knowledge of the gardeners and caretakers at these sites as well as the history and artistry of the gardens themselves. In every case, the translation into bronze is understood as making explicit the inherent value already held by the organic specimens.
All works are seasonal, with small collections produced each year. The bronzes are cast and finished at the artist’s studio in Suffolk.
In every case, the translation into bronze is understood as making explicit the inherent value already held by the organic specimens.