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A substantial body of work, made in clay and figurative in orientation created over a 60 year period. Alan Thornhill’s work encompasses early pottery, portraiture, figurative sculpture and paintings as well as idiosyncratic groups of figures. His radical working methods embracing improvisation and the unforeseen have inspired sculpture students and produced a body of challenging work drawn, in part unconsciously, from personal and shared concerns of the late 20th century.

Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture from Anna Thornhill on Vimeo.