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Artists - Current/ past/future ?....

Current artists are ...

Jennie Speirs Grant / ARTIST

A founder member of Armstrong Studio Trust, Jennie qualified in Fine Art with a specialism in sculpture and a basis in classical and contemporary drawing. More recently she has trained in glass practice at the University of Sunderland, resulting in a PhD on  “The theory, use and development of contemporary drawing within studio glass practice” .

A strong interest in interdisciplinary working has led to a number of collaborations within architectural and landscape settings through public and private commissions. She has also worked extensively within the NHS in the context of arts and health and on related specialist projects concerned with different forms of perceptual experience. Environmental arts practice 

includes time spent as artist in residence with the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Innovation,
Awards include the Royal British Society of Sculptors bursary, the Fredericke Bushe Sculpture Trust bursary,  the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a Leverhulme award. She has exhibited sculpture, drawing and installation at national level.

Ken Grant  ARTIST

A founder member of Armstrong studio Trust.  Ken qualified and worked as a cartographic draughtsman and in photographic processes before formally training in fine art as a sculptor.  Developing an understanding of drawing and its practice has been central to this process.  Teaching drawing through independent life class and adult education developed both theory and practice.  Early sculpture has been figuratively based and usually carved using wood or stone in both relief and 3-dimensional form.  Ken has considerable experience working to commission with a significant number of private clients making both sculptural and designed works.
Recent practice has returned to abstract form making by developing processes of combining materials and using casting methods especially in pigmented stuccos to construct sculpture.  Drawing processes are being taken into printmaking.Currently working towards an exhibition of new work in a variety of materials to include works on paper combining printmaking and drawing.

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