Bronze Sculptor Vanessa Pooley lives and works in Norwich. She makes beautiful bronze nudes:
“One of the country’s leading artists, Vanessa Pooley’s beautiful bronze nudes are a celebrations of the shapely, child-bearing female body with all its sensuous and comfortable curves.” (East Magazine)
Vanessa’s website gives lots of interesting details about her work and herself.
People often ask how to make a sculpture.
I make all my sculptures first in clay because it’s easy to use and the process allows for constant alteration – great for me, since I rarely know what the sculpture will be like before I start.
I can rapidly add and subtract clay from a piece when necessary. When the sculpture is finished I dry it out and fire it, but that’s just how I make a sculpture. It isn’t essential, as a mould for casting can be taken from wet clay just as well. Once cast, all of the details of the surface of the ceramic sculpture are reproduced in the bronze.”