Our Sculptors

Vivien Whitaker MRSS

Vivien has developed unique ways of sculpting sensuous stone which enhances its elemental essence and resonance. She co-creates with each stone, working without a plan, responding to and revealing the vitality from within.
Discipline
Abstract
Material
Granite/Marble/Stone
Region
East Midlands

Vivien does not work with hammer & chisel as this ‘bruises’ the stone. She sculpts using metal files & rifflers, using rhythmic repetition, which stimulates a process she terms ‘independent hands’ where her hands start working in ways her head didn’t have in mind. This compulsive process typically lasts for two hours.

‘I trust the wisdom of my hands. It is when I do my best, most dramatic work’

She is currently working with the last pieces of English Alabaster.

Vivien trained with Peter Hibbard, a former assistant to Henry Moore, and has a First class BA (Hons) in Art and Design.

Her sculptures are in many public and private collections and she exhibits regularly in UK & Europe.

She has lived & worked in the Philippines, the Czech Republic, Bahrain, Turkey & the UK. Her studio is in the Peak District, Derbyshire, UK.