My Thoughts on Sculpture
I majored in Sculpture and Painting at Goldsmiths College of Art, London University 1962 to 1966, and I continue to maintain a keen interest in sculpture. The first recollection I have of making sculpture is of carving a female wooden torso at high school.
At Goldsmiths College I studied head and figure modeling under Ivor Roberts Jones (1913 - 1996), and made constructions in metal and wood under the instruction of sculptors Kenneth Martin (1905 - 1984) and William Tucker (1935 - ). Ivor Roberts Jones taught a Rodinesque, expressive approach to life modeling. Martin was an abstract structuralist and built his sculptures largely by regular proportional movements, whereas Tucker, also an abstract sculptor, was exploring differing spatial variations of the same shape, utilizing a flat, three-dimensional, sectional and/or volumetric interpretations. Tuckers teaching approach challenged students to work by using their imagination.