Alice May Shield - Sculptor, Painter
I am simply an observer of “without and within”, observing emotions, from pensive tranquillity to passion and exuberance. In my work I try to embody the spirit of that emotion in paint, clay, wire, whichever medium seems to call me at that moment.
When I work with clay, I model the original often over a handmade armature (a wire framework), fabricate my own multi-piece mould, then I cast the form in sturdy traditional materials i.e. French Ciment-Fondue or cast stone. This is a long and many-faceted process during which I carefully maintain the original inspiration and vision.
My sculptures range in size from miniature emotionally charged figures to a life-size clay figure which is a work in progress!
- Qualified Nurse for 30 years; 20 of those also a Qualified Therapist.
- Studied sculpture at Malvern Hills College.