Kate Semple - Sculpture
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Kate Semple  
When you look at stone you see time in a solid form, millions of years worth. I work to make sculpture that keeps this essence of the ancient, but I try to view stone with fresh eyes, and produce work that surprises and intrigues.
Craftsmanship is extremely important to me, and I work stone using traditional techniques, but in a contemporary way, producing quirky, original, well made sculpture.
I have used many different types of stone, my favourite is Portland. It takes a huge amount of effort and human endeavour to quarry stone, a precious resource extracted from our land. I have an emotional link to the stone that is local to me, so I enjoy using it, and Portland is a great stone for sculpture.
Working stone on a large scale can be quite a feat of engineering, and I hugely enjoy the challenge. The creative side, designing a site specific sculpture, collaborating with the client to produce something that fulfils their brief, and still has my sculptural style in abundance. I also enjoy the organising involved in producing and placing large work. I make small work for exhibition, I find it keeps the ideas flowing, and helps me develop new themes.

Kate Semple 2012

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