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Ralph Shuttleworth
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Artist statement

Ralph is a woodturning artist and sculptor, working with native timber to create sculptural pieces with intriguing textures and form.

His departure from traditional woodworking results in a contemporary style which uses techniques and processes rarely used on wood.

Ralph’s work is a collaboration between natural processes and human involvement, in order to create sculptures with a clean yet organic feel.

The Warped collection focuses on the natural tension within a piece of wood and how it can influence the final form. Each piece is created from a single block of wood which has deep slots cut in on a lathe, to allow the wood to move during the lengthy drying process, as it transitions from a living tree to dry timber.

The balance between the wood's free movement and Ralph's intervention creates organic undulations, which express the structural tension within the wood, caused by its growth and drying process.



Warped Bowl with Copper Patina
Native Timber
H 10cm x Di 26cm
£240
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Small Warped Sculptures - Red
Native Timber
H 13.5cm x Di 7cm | H 13.5cm x 6cm
£70 each
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Warped Sphere with Copper Patina
Native Timber
H 23cm x Di 19cm
£300
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Warped Bowl - Natural
Native Timber
H 10cm x Di 25cm
SOLD
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To see Ralph’s ceramics ‘in the flesh’, pop into the gallery. If you would like to purchase any of Ralph’s work, we are happy to offer a mail order service and can accept payment by most major debit and credit cards over the telephone, or via Paypal.

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Or give us a call on 01328 711609
Small Warped Sculptures - Natural
Native Timber
H 13cm x Di 7cm | H 14cm x 9cm
£70 | £90
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 Gallery Plus, Warham Road, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QA.
On the A149 Coast Road at the junction to Warham, Wighton and Walsingham
 www.gallery-plus.co.uk . info@gallery-plus.co.uk
01328 711609 / 07795 680674
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