Sculptor Alison Coaten graduated in Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough University. Upon leaving, she began working with clay, enjoying the flexibility of the medium. Her work is based on animals and the human form, often depicting the relationship between man and animals, sometimes using mythological iconography. She is inspired by the work of writer/illustrators, from the quirkiness of Quentin Blake (Roald Dahl books) and the subtle colours of children’s book illustrator, Lizbeth Zwerger, to the dark humour of Edward Gorey who illustrated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and H.G.Wells’ War of the Worlds. Alison hand builds her pieces in stoneware and uses a palette of matt white crackle glaze sometimes highlighted with gold lustre. She exhibits throughout the UK and currently has examples of her work displayed in Osprey’s flagship lifestyle store on London’s Regent Street. Her work is made in small editions and one-off pieces. Commissions are also available. Alison lives in rural Lincolnshire.
Osprey, London – Alison Coaten Sculptures