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Sculptor Jo Ansell BA (Hons), SSS
Jo Ansell

About Jo Ansell

JO Ansell whose passion for well being and healing combines with her skill and feeling for sculpture.......

Exhibition History of Jo Ansell

The Fountain Gallery - Hampton Court 2010
RHS Hampton Court 2010
The Sculpture Show - Marle Place, Kent 2010/11/12/13
Pashley Manor Gardens `Sculpture in Particular` - Kent 2010/11/12/13/14
Saffron Gallery - Battle, East Sussex 2010/11
NoNakedWalls Gallery - Chertsey 2011
Swann Gallery - Rye, East Sussex 2012
RHS Wisley 2012
Wing Gallery - Wadhurst, Kent 2013/14
Godinton Manor Sculpture Show 2013/14
Glebe garden Gallery - Chelsea 2013/14
Chalk Gallery - Lewes 2013/14
Delamore Arts Sculpture Show - Devon 2013
Wing Gallery, Wadhurst. Kent 2015
‘Sculpture in Particular’. Pashley Manor, Kent 2015
Longleys Studio Barns. Hailsham. East Sussex 2015
Artists United 2015, The Foundry Gallery, Lewes 2015
The Wadhurst Art Exhibition. Kent 2015
The Glebe Garden Gallery, Chelsea, London 2015
‘Sculpture in Particular’. Pashley Manor, Kent 2016
ArtParks Sculpture Park. Guernsey 2016
The Glebe Garden Gallery, Chelsea, London 2016

Biography / CV of Jo Ansell

Jo Ansell says that her work has always benefited greatly from the experiences she has had, ranging from travelling extensively and living and working abroad, her own sporting career of multi-sports, her passion for the visual arts, holistic healing, fitness and wellbeing and her respect and passion for nature. Each element has somehow been factored into her work. or rather been an influence to her style. She has always been inspired to explore the human form in art, having started out life drawing and welding large sheet steel figures of sporting figures. In contrast, she found her love of this special stone carving method over several years ago in New Zealand and has been refining it ever since.
After having spent time teaching Art in Secondary Schools, training professional Sports Teams in NZ and the US, running her own Wellness Studio in Auckland, Tutoring and taking Workshops for both adults and children, she decided to return to the UK a few years ago and focus on her Sculpting full time.

Artist Statement of Jo Ansell

Jo`s Sculptures embody the feminine, her moods, sensuality, purity and charm. Elements of nature are apparent within the forms and limbs often become origins of a flowing line or swirl- the roughness of the stone then further heightens the organic nature of her designs.
Jo`s designs are constantly changing and evolving. Simplicity. curves and the flow of the line are now her focus, however, to capture the female and her ‘inner being’ in her many emotive states has always been her inspiration and motivation.
Each sculpture is entirely hand crafted. The process starts by the `making` of the stone, mixing natural resources such as finely ground marble, silica sand, minerals and lime. Once hardened the block is then carved using hand tools and sanded to finish.
Each piece is unique and hand carved and can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Due to the porous nature of the stone, if left outdoors, the sculptures will take on the often preferred aged look unless treated with a stone sealant. This can be done by request to the artist when ordering a piece.

Qualifications / Education of Jo Ansell

BA Honours Art and Related Arts, Sussex
PGCE Art and Design, Oxford

Teaching Experience

Jo Ansell has taught in Secondary Schools in the UK, a private Children`s Art School in New Zealand and has taken adult art workshops in Kent.

Influences / Inspiration of Jo Ansell

There have been no definable influences on her style only, she quotes, "my own growth and awareness". She is however a strong admirer of the expressive figures by Rodin.

Price Range of Work

Jo Ansell's work has a price range from £950 to £1,200
Prices range from £750-£1200

Mediums utilised

Jo Ansell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Jo Ansell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (9)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (8)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (8)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (6)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (3)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (3)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving (3)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Indoor figurative sculpture (2)
Stylized People Sculptures (2)
African Art Sculpture Statuary
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Carved or Carving sculpture
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Little Small Nude or Naked Girls Women Ladies Females Sculpture Statue statuettes Figurines
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Nude or Naked Couples or Lovers
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Stylised Nude statue sculpture statuette ornament
Unselfconscious Relaxed Nude sculpture

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Jo Ansell's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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Customer comment on 'White Buddha Prayer (Small Contemplative/Meditation Indoor statuette)' by Laura Lian
Hi Sarah, opened sculpture today and have to say thank you, it`s a beautiful piece (White Buddha Prayer by Laura Lian) that seems to resonate calmness and serenity, yet the flow of the lines gives it a vibrancy of life, am very happy with my purchase. I bought it for a friend and wondered if the authentication is named could you use her name xxxxxxxx, thanks again.
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