Wycliffe Stutchbury creates intricate wood shingle wall panels and free-standing screens. Each piece of wood is laid by hand to create expressive rhythms across the surface of the work. The artist writes: ‘My compositions made from fallen and forgotten timber are studies in the narrative beauty of wood. They are made to reveal timbers’ response to its environment over time, its unfashioned beauty, durability, and vulnerability. The origin of the material I use is central to my work. Whether it be discarded floorboards from a Victorian terraced house, a garden fence, a branch of Sycamore found in a scrub area that fringes the fields of the Sussex Downs, or a 40 year old Oak gate post, the sense of place is very important.’
Born in 1965 in London, Stutchbury studied at the London College of Furniture and subsequently worked for 25 years as a furniture maker. He then later graduated from University Brighton with a BA Hons in 3D Craft in 2003 and co-founded the Blue Monkey Studio, a collective of Eastbourne based artists, in the same year.
The artist has exhibited extensively in the UK and in the US and has works in international collections. He has received several notable awards, including from the Crafts Council UK for his work featured in “Origin 2009” at the Somerset House London and a gold medal from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. In 2018, Stutchbury was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize.
Sarah Myerscough is delighted to present Scorched, an exhibition of scorched wood pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers, organised as part of London Craft Week 2019. The exhibition also includes a series of artists' talks throughout the week.
Featuring works by: Maisie Broadhead, Helen Carnac, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Paul Matter, Gareth Neal, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Marcin Rusak, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
New works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Wycliffe Stutchbury.