Pippa Hill : Bronzes

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Pippa Hill is based in rural Dorset, where she grew up surrounded by farm animals and pets. With a young child’s instinctive creativity Pippa would dig up raw clay from the surrounding fields to sculpt the animals she saw around her and is now a successful ceramic artist.

Pippa bought her first kiln in 1985 and quickly established herself as an accomplished professional ceramic artist. Her animal sculptures are extremely well observed and she works with an understanding and knowledge born of a lifetime’s love of nature and the countryside.
Her work is infused with a fascination for her subjects and her material. As she sculpts, she recalls the physicality of animals; the sensations of milking a cow, tacking up a horse or skinning a rabbit.

In recent years Pippa has been creating bronze sculptures which have stretched the boundaries of her work and influenced the changing style of her ceramic sculptures.

In 2005 she started teaching ceramic classes at her studio in Dorset. These are extremely successful, with her students exhibiting their work regularly. Pippa also creates a range of mixed media art work and opens her beautiful garden during Art Weeks Open Studio Events.

Pippa’s work is entirely hand-built in her studio. She uses several different types of stoneware clay and fires to 1280°C in a gas kiln.

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