Ian Patrick Palmer
sculpture

Festival: 2018

I grew up among the ironworks of the Black Country, and began sculpting in metal in my teens. Later exchanging the steam from the steel mills for the heat of southern Spain, I developed a love of olive wood, and have been joining wood and metal ever since. The trinity of my materials is completed by clay, in the shape of Raku, which with its gas-fired metallic glazes brings me full circle to the foundries of my youth.

Since returning to England I have been applying my Raku and metal to yew, elm and oak, creating sculptures and artisan tables.

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