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Ali Jeffery

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Sculptor Ali Jeffery
Ali Jeffery

About Ali Jeffery

Ali Jeffery is primarily a sculptor, using natural materials ~ wood and ceramic. Her work has a distinctly organic quality, being abstracted from naturally occurring objects and the rural landscape that informs and inspires her and her studies in natural Sciences are an obvious influence. Her work is concerned with line, poise, movement and texture and often has a surreal and humorous feel to it. Her work is very sensuous and tactile. Ali Jeffery makes sculpture in response to a variety of situations; smaller, domestic scale pieces for galleries, larger outdoor pieces for gardens/sculpture parks, and private or public art commissions with a functional aspect (abstract furniture). Because of the organic quality of her work, she prefers her work to be situated outside.

She has two chainsaws, one for each hand.

Exhibition History of Ali Jeffery

Ali Jeffery`s Exhibitions
May 2011 Artists Open House, Brighton.

May 2011 Impact Art Fair, Candid Arts, London.

June 2009 Fresh Air 2009 Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cotswolds

May 2009 Art In The Garden ?09 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Aug 2005 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dec 2004 Buy Design Christmas Show, Harestanes House, Jedburgh.

April 2002 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.

Oct 2001 Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 140th Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.

April 1999 Hard Boiled. Touring exhibition. Scotland

Aug 1998 Elemental Interaction. Gracefields Arts Centre, Dumfries.

March 1997 "The Garden" Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire.

Biography / CV of Ali Jeffery

Born 1967, Northampton, England.

Awards and Prizes of Ali Jeffery

Ali Jeffery`s Awards
July 2007 Recipient of Scottish Arts Council Visual Artist Award.

May 1999 Recipient of a Millennium Forest for Scotland Award for wood sculpture.

March 1996 Residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, through a Frederick Bushe Sculpture Award.

Public Works of Ali Jeffery

Ali Jeffrey`s Public Works
March 2010 and Sept 2009 Functional sculpture commission for Scottish Natural Heritage, in Cairnsmore of Fleet Nature Reserve, Galloway.

Sept 2006 Commission for Haworth Arts Festival, Haworth Park.

Qualifications / Education of Ali Jeffery

Ali Jeffrey`s Education 1988 BSc Biology University of Bristol.

Teaching Experience

Ali Jeffrey`s Teaching
Yearly week-long ceramic sculpture course in Andalucia, Spain.

Two days of workshops (Ceramic sculpture) at Cairnsmore of Fleet Visitors Centre as part of a public art commission.

Influences / Inspiration of Ali Jeffery

Ali jeffrey`s Influences
Yves Tanguy, Hieronymus Bosch, Gaudi.

Price Range of Work

Ali Jeffery's work has a price range from £5,000 to £10,000

Mediums utilised

Ali Jeffery's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ali Jeffery's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (3)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Surrealist Sculpture
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Carved Wood Sculptures
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues
Fantasy sculpture or Statue

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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
Customer comment on 'Forest Fairy 2 (Bronze Dancer Contemporary statue)' by Plamen Dimitrov
Dear Peter (ArtParkS), Plamen (artist)

Just today the package with the sculpture ”Forest Fairy” has arrived. Safe, perfectly packed. I must say “Forest Fairy” is really beautiful, great! I like her very much, her hands, her emotional dance, feelings hidden in her body. Thank you for filling my home with beauty. I wish you both a lot of enthusiasm for marvellous work you do.

Jana Kasparova, Kosice, Slovakia.