Artist Profile - Colin Chetwood

Hawthorn Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and wood base) £185 plus delivery
Hawthorn Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and wood base) £185 plus delivery

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Biography
Artist Statement

Hawthorn Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and wood base) £185 plus delivery Small  Table Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and steel) £85 plus delivery Small  Grasses Table Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and steel) £85 plus delivery Table Lamp (polycarbonate, chinese paper and steel) £120 plus delivery
Medium Crocus Lamp (oak base, crocus kozo shade) £240 plus delivery Medium Crocus Lamp  (tall oak base, crocus kozo shade) £240 plus delivery curved almond light (copper stem & oak base) Sold

Biography

After studying sculpture at the Slade School of Art in the early eighties, Colin set up a studio in London producing forged steel furniture and gates. His work sold to clients both in the UK and abroad and was featured in many national magazines due to the nature of its uniqueness.Needing to find new horizons in the mid 1990's he spent some time travelling, working for firms and making sculpture for noted artists. It was during his time in Germany that he became interested in combining the warm qualities of copper with the subtle colours of paper, one of the world's oldest materials, to create lamps inspired by natural forms.Colin's range of lighting includes wall lights, desk lamps, standing lamps with bases, lampshades and sculptural lighting.He uses a range of colours for his paper shades to compliment the copper bases. He also works with a range of other metals, some lamps are entirely constructed in metal with textured or manipulated surfaces.Colin produces other items including mirrors and furniture and undertakes commissions.  


Artist Statement



“Living in the Wye valley, an area lush with plant life and of sharply changing landscape I watch the river as it floods and cowers the trees with nests of flotsam, the ever changing sky over the Black Mountains and feel the wind as it rushes down the hills. These surroundings permeate my work and I try to make pieces which have some of this energy.

A work begins in sketchbooks full of scribbled possibilities. One of these is selected and slowly becomes defined as materials are chosen and bent and twisted into reality.

From my earlier labours hot forging steel, when techniques were complex and arduous, I now look for simpler and simpler methods. This allows the original gesture and spirit of the drawing to carry through to the final piece and hopefully capture something of this life.”