Chris Buck

 

Chris Buck studied at Redruth School of Art, Cornwall. He has worked in several foundries, which has given him a thorough knowledge of casting techniques. He is a member and present chairman of the Penwith Society of Arts founded by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

His studio is in a converted byre, overlooking fields and hedgerows, which encourages a feeling of harmony with the natural world to develop within the artwork. Inspiration is found by looking for interesting shapes in nature, film and in the forgotten debris of everyday life; shards of industrial material found on the ground, a fragment of potpourri, an interesting door handle. He enjoys noticing and cherishing the little details of the world, and transforming them into an enduring art-form.

Producing sculpture in both wood and stone, it is in bronze that he finds the greatest satisfaction.