A body of work, made in clay and figurative in orientation, created over six decades.
OPEN STUDIO AND SALE – Last chance to visit Alan’s atmospheric working studio, in Putney
- Saturday 26th June 12 noon to 8pm
- Sunday 27th June 12 noon to 6pm
Please contact us for more details.
The Opening will be followed by an on-line auction with Chiswick Auctions on Thursday July 8th at 2pm.
Alan’s work to be sold at auction – 8th July 2021
Some of Alan’s work is to be sold by Chiswick Auctions on Thursday July 8th 2021, at 2pm. More details coming soon.
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).