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Charles Gurrey

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The majority of my work is done to commission, whether from architects, cathedrals and churches, public art agencies, local authorities or private clients. The medium will depend upon what will be appropriate for a particular piece of work. To date, work has been made in stone; wood; marble; slate; bronze; aluminium; glass; GRP; plaster; stainless steel and wrought iron. Whichever medium is used, my approach is to seek to make something expressly having the character of a wrought thing. Depending upon the specific commission, I try to develop the aesthetic implications of this approach How can the form and physical realisation of a piece of lettering be true to itself as something wrought? How can figurative work, even that required to be illustrative, draw upon the expressive qualities inherent in a given medium, such that the more abstract and material aspects of a piece can be [...]

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