Alan Thornhill is the creator of the Putney Sculpture Trail, the largest permanent installation of public art by one artist in London.
His work encompasses pottery, portraiture, figurative sculpture and paintings as well as idiosyncratic groups of figures.
His radical working methods, embracing improvisation and the unforeseen, produced a body of challenging work drawn, in part unconsciously, from personal and shared concerns of the late 20th century. He also inspired students of sculpture through his teaching at Morley College, London and the Frink School of Sculpture.
- Life-sized portrait heads of eminent and other sitters in bronze, terracotta and cement fondu
- Just under life-sized figurative sculptures in clay
- Medium-sized abstract explorations in terracotta
- Small figurative works and reliefs in terracotta, bronze and cement fondu
- 2-Dimensional works including paintings and drawings
- Early pottery and ceramic tables
- Thoughts on creativity and teaching methods by Thornhill
- An essay on Thornhill by Clare Carswell MA (RCA)
Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture, a documentary film on Thornhill’s life and work. Available on DVD. (View complete film below).