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Martin Williams

LIVES:
Swansea, Wales

EARLY LIFE:
In 1988, he won his first commission for public artwork with a series of eight ceramic relief panels for a seaside monument entitled “Copper Flame”. This was a collaborative work with the Swansea based Architect, Robin Campbell. Within a couple of years, he was working exclusively in architectural ceramics, producing sculptural reliefs in stoneware for the urban environment. Within a couple of years, he was working exclusively in architectural ceramics, producing sculptural reliefs in stoneware for the urban environment. Williams won several major commissions including a series of relief panels for a waterside site in Cardiff, and a large continuous relief work in Woolwich Arsenal Station in London. This was one of the largest ceramic relief works produced in the UK in the 20th Century. In time, as it became more difficult to realise his sculptural ambitions using fired clay as a finished sculptural material, he began to design and form sculpture in bronze & stone

EDUCATION:
After completing graduate and post-graduate training in Stoke-on-Trent and London, Williams established his first studio in Swansea, South Wales, in 1978.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Working initially in ceramics, he ran a successful studio pottery specialising in domestic stoneware and relief decorated commemorative ware. Over time, he took a break from the general production and undertook residencies, and he began producing sculptural work in ceramics for exhibition

EXHIBITIONS:
Most of his recently completed public work is a four figure bronze composition on a carved Bath stone base for the World Health Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, and this is my first international sculptural commission. This work resulted from winning an international design commission, and a copy of the work has been produced for a site in America. For my own progression and development, I form small, medium and large carved stone and bronze pieces, which I occasionally exhibit. My sculptural influences derive from a love of classical Greek sculpture.

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