Wycliffe Stutchbury


My compositions from fallen and forgotten timber are studies in the narrative beauty of wood. They are made to reveal timbersí response to its environment over time. Its unfashioned beauty, durability and vunerability.

The origin of the material I use is central to my work. Whether it be discarded floorboards from a Victorian terraced house, a garden fence, a branch of Sycamore found on the floor of the scrub that fringes the fields of the Sussex Downs or a 40 year old Oak gate post, the sense of place is very important.

I have worked with wood for the last 25 years. Since studying at the London College of Furniture I have worked as a furniture maker in Sussex, Ireland and London. After returning to Art College I co founded Blue Monkey Studio with three fellow graduates of Brighton University and spent several years as a model maker and tutor at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. I have now returned to wood as my medium, and increasingly I find myself reluctant to intervene. It has its own story to tell.

Born  1965

Education 
2000-03
 Brighton University,  East Sussex
BA Hons 3D Crafts, First Class Honours
1998-00  Eastbourne College of Arts and Technology, East Sussex
BTEC Foundation Course Art and Design
1985-87  London College of Furniture, London
BTEC distinction, Advanced Design and Construction

Awards
2009
 Origin 2009 Best Contribution to Show Award
1990  Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers Award

Exhibitions
2011
 London Art Fair.
2010  Affordable Art Fair, Miami.
Towner Art Gallery, East Sussex
Affordable Art Fair, New York.
Origin 2010, Spitalfields Old Market. London.
Branching Out.  Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
Branching Out Auction.  Bonhams, London.
East Sussex Open, Towner, East Sussex.
Affordable Art Fair, London.
2009-10  Coppice. Rochester Art Gallery. Rochester, Kent.
2009  Origin 2009, Somerset House, London
Open Houses, Brighton, East Sussex.
Independent Photographers Gallery, Battle, East Sussex
2008  Bellis Gallery, Brighton
Liberty Gallery, Kings Hill, Kent.
2005  Permanent Gallery, Brighton
Contemporary Gallery, Brighton

Publications
2010
 Nepartism Artist of the Month.
2010  The Times, Saturday magazine, interiors feature.
2010  Crafts Magazine. Talent Spot article.
2009  Crafts Magazine. Front Column piece.
2009  Financial Times.  Trend Spotter feature.
2009  CQ magazine. Group studio feature.
2008  CQ magazine. Group studio feature. 

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