Alison Crowther is a sculptor and furniture maker working exclusively in wood sourced from UK woodlands. Crowther's sensitivity to the environment manifests itself in her work, which is based in and reflects the complex geometry of nature. She observes and responds to her material, taking cues from the wood’s density, grain and intricate growth patterns to create. Curator Ann Elliott has described Crowther’s surfaces as being 'delicately carved into rippling lines, that radiate from knots or boles, crossing or flowing with the grain - a lyrical passage between artist and material’.
Crowther has worked on major private and public commissions in the UK, notably Winchester Cathedral; Chatsworth Park, Derbyshire; and The Cass Foundation, West Sussex.