Clifford Vince

Cliff Vince is a professional automotive design engineer and designs all sorts of automotive components and structures in 3D with Computer Aided Design (CAD) system as part of his day job. But this has never been enough to satisfy his creative streak. He normally attends a number of workshops each year to experiment with different art mediums and explored painting and photography before taking a course on sculpting in stone with Jude Tucker; he quickly found that sculpture naturally complemented his professional work and reminded him of his earlier years training as a coppersmith. He likes to challenge himself with some of his creations and one of his first pieces was the memorial headstone that he created for his mum.  But sculpting whether in stone or wood presents him with challenges to create all the various forms that his mind conjures. His pieces vary from more literal interpretations of the natural world, such as birds and horses, to historically inspired creations and abstract sculptures where he works with the geological features within the stone itself to bring out the best in the material.