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The Presence of Christ

1. The Presence of Christ by Henry Gray

Portland Stone

£2,600

Henry trained as a stonemason and works as a stone carver, taking commissions for inscriptions, relief carvings and sculptures. He also runs stone carving courses at his studio near Salisbury. This carving was created for the 400th anniversary of the English translation of the Bible in 1611 and is illustrated in bright colours as was fashionable at the time.

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Boundary

2. Boundary by Anthony Rogers

Oak

£715

After training and working as an archaeologist for several years, Anthony undertook art studies in Bath. He is based in Frome and works predominantly with wood. He has produced many large scale sculptures for exhibitions and public art projects. He also takes smaller garden-size commissions, including carving trees in situ. The oak for his carvings in this trail came from Longleat.

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Rustic Stem Ginger

3. Rustic Stem Ginger by Chris Kampf

Rusted steel with oil finish

£360 Set of three

After taking a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Chris designed jewellery for many years. He changed to making garden sculptures in 2011 and has been making striking steel structures based on natural forms ever since. His simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel stand out well against a garden backdrop, on a lawn or with plants growing around them.

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Joseph of Arimathea

4. Joseph of Arimathea by Harry Brockway

Portland Stone

£3,900

Harry studied sculpture at Kingston School of Art and the Royal Academy, London. He trained as a stone mason at Weymouth College and worked at Wells Cathedral. He also practises as a wood engraver and has illustrated many books. This sculpture was inspired by the abbey’s legendary connection with St Joseph of Arimathea.

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Purity

5. Purity by Ian Marlow

Steel, Stainless steel with powder-coated colour

£2,500

Ian works mainly in stainless steel and glass to create delicate but larger than life sculptures based on natural forms. He creates different effects and colours with added texture and powder coating. He aims to reflect the balance of nature in the shapes, forms and lines of leaves, flowers and seedheads. His figural work is strong and dramatic, but there is a delicacy in the flowing lines.

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Open Form & Flanged Neck Vase

6. Open Form & Flanged Neck Vase by Christine-Ann Richards

Ceramic

£2,250 Open Form & £3250 Flanged Neck Vase

The gardens of China and Japan have been an ongoing inspiration for the large pots and water features Christine-Ann makes, mainly to commission. She works with three different coloured clays and enjoys the gritty composition of the clay used in these pieces. She coil builds her large pots - only the flanged neck of the vase was wheel-thrown.

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Wild Cotswold Road

7. Wild Cotswold Road by Iain Cotton

Bath Stone and earth pigments

£1,300

Iain studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art. He is interested in roads, paths, journeys and human marks in the landscape. His sculptures often reflect a poetic journey, as in the case of this work based on a winding Gloucestershire road. He is interested in the connection made through the act of carving between the body and the landscape in its most elemental form.

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Grass Plumes

8. Grass Plumes by Chris Kampf

Rusted steel with oil finish

Sets of three, large £480, small £360

After taking a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Chris designed jewellery for many years. He changed to making garden sculptures in 2011 and has been making striking steel structures based on natural forms ever since. His simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel stand out well against a garden backdrop, on a lawn or with plants growing around them.

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Arthur's Eye

9. Arthur's Eye by Mike Grevatte

Carved and painted oak

£350

Mike has been working as a sculptor for over 40 years, having trained in Leicester and Oxford. He has produced many public commissions in stone and bronze, besides work for houses and gardens. His wood carvings are often abstracted from simple natural forms, carved and painted in vibrant colours. He likes to work in local wood, such as oak and willow.

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The Last Tree

10. The Last Tree by Kate Rattray

Ceramic and glass

£7,000

Kate makes bold and dynamic glass and ceramic mosaics, ranging from small pieces of jewellery to large sculptures. Her work is narrative, as well as decorative, and often inspired by nature, myth, legends and folk tales. She made this sculpture seat in response to ‘ash dieback’, a disease which is killing off our ash trees in the UK as well as abroad.

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Frond

11. Frond by Anthony Rogers

Oak

£230

After training and working as an archaeologist for several years, Anthony undertook art studies in Bath. He is based in Frome and works predominantly with wood. He has produced many large scale sculptures for exhibitions and public art projects. He also takes smaller garden-size commissions, including carving trees in situ. The oak for his carvings in this trail came from Longleat.

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Stag

12. Stag by George Hider

Recycled raw steel with lanolin

£2,500

When working in an engineering environment, George discovered his ability to create sculptures from discarded scrap metal. He loves to capture the character of the animals which unwittingly model for him and every piece of metal is carefully formed and welded into place. His large sculptures are protected with lanolin from sheep’s wool, which allows them to weather naturally.

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Awakening

13. Awakening by Mike Grevatte

Willow stump carved and painted

£350

Mike has been working as a sculptor for over 40 years, having trained in Leicester and Oxford. He has produced many public commissions in stone and bronze, besides work for houses and gardens. His wood carvings are often abstracted from simple natural forms, carved and painted in vibrant colours. He likes to work in local wood, such as oak and willow.

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Cirri

14. Cirri by Fiona Campbell

Locally found and recycled materials

Price on application

Fiona studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Her mixed media sculptures illustrate her interest in the natural world. These sculptures reflect the time when the sea covered the Somerset Levels. They are based on crinoids (sea lilies) whose long spiny stems cling to the seabed and whose fossilised remains are found in carboniferous limestone.

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Vallis

15. Vallis by Anthony Rogers

Oak

£650

After training and working as an archaeologist for several years, Anthony undertook art studies in Bath. He is based in Frome and works predominantly with wood. He has produced many large scale sculptures for exhibitions and public art projects. He also takes smaller garden-size commissions, including carving trees in situ. The oak for his carvings in this trail came from Longleat.

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Summertime in Yellow

16. Summertime in Yellow by Ian Marlow

Stainless steel with powder-coated colour

£2,100

Ian works mainly in stainless steel and glass to create delicate but larger than life sculptures based on natural forms. He creates different effects and colours with added texture and powder coating. He aims to reflect the balance of nature in the shapes, forms and lines of leaves, flowers and seedheads. His figural work is strong and dramatic, but there is a delicacy in the flowing lines.

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Willow Lady

17. Willow Lady by Community Workshop led by Serena de la Hey

Somerset willow

Not for sale

Serena is an innovator in the use of willow and her sculptural work encompasses a range of traditional and contemporary materials. Based in the Somerset Levels, she has worked all over the world on a range of projects. This figural sculpture was produced during a drop-in day workshop in June led by Serena and replaces an earlier Willow Lady.

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Jungle Feet

18. Jungle Feet by Chris Kampf

Rusted steel with oil finish

£440 Set of five

After taking a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Chris designed jewellery for many years. He changed to making garden sculptures in 2011 and has been making striking steel structures based on natural forms ever since. His simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel stand out well against a garden backdrop, on a lawn or with plants growing around them.

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Rooks

19. Rooks by Melanie Deegan

Mixed media

£1,325 set of 5. Standing £285, flying £340

Melanie trained as a woodcarver before taking up full-time sculpting. She has experimented with a range of media and now works mostly in Jesmonite, an acrylic resin to which she adds colour and different materials for texture. Most of her sculptures begin with a wire armature onto which the layers of resin are applied.

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Willow Fish

20. Willow Fish by Angela Morley

Mixed willow and Mixed willow and dogwood

£185 each

Angela took a degree in Horticulture before studying at Farnham Art College. Her passion for nature led her to experiment with weaving natural materials, some of which are harvested from her own willow beds and hedgerows. Although her sculptures are short-lived outdoors, they keep well indoors. Her fish sculptures were inspired by the Abbot of Glastonbury’s fishponds at Meare.

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Grace

21. Grace by Ian Marlow

Steel, Stainless steel

£3,000

Ian works mainly in stainless steel and glass to create delicate but larger than life sculptures based on natural forms. He creates different effects and colours with added texture and powder coating. He aims to reflect the balance of nature in the shapes, forms and lines of leaves, flowers and seedheads. His figural work is strong and dramatic, but there is a delicacy in the flowing lines.

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Monks

22. Monks by Sophie Courtiour

Somerset willow

£1,200 each

Sophie Courtiour is a Somerset-based willow sculptor, who fell under the spell of willow as a traditional, local and sustainable medium. She has spent the last decade creating dynamic large-scale pieces in Britain and abroad. She has been inspired to meet the challenge of creating two monks in flowing habits to walk in the cloister.

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Wellspring

23. Wellspring by John Candler

Portland stone and glass (commissioned from Shakspeare Glass)

£3,000

John’s work is mainly influenced by the sea and landscapes of the South West and often incorporates glass within the sculpture. He made this piece for the abbey sculpture trail to reflect the importance of the springs and wells in Glastonbury. It is appropriately sited close to the abbey’s ancient well and St Joseph’s Crypt, which have long been a focus for pilgrims.

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St Patrick's Chapel & Holy ThornAround the Abbey ChurchGardens & OrchardAbbot's Kitchen, Cloister & Lady Chapel

Please respect the sculptures and do not climb on them. Children should be supervised at all times. Watch out for uneven paths and badger holes!