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Carry AkroydbornBorn 1953
  • Gannets greeting
    Gannets greeting

    Medium: ancaster limestone
    Dimensions: 90 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm

  • Sycamore

    Medium: ancaster limestone
    Dimensions: 70 cm x 32 cm x 8 cm

  • Gannets, working drawing
    Gannets, working drawing

    Medium: mixed-media on paper
    Dimensions: 42 cm x 30 cm
    Note: Sold

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  • Butterfly forms
    Butterfly forms

    Medium: English alabaster
    Dimensions: 32 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm and 30 cm x 18 cm x 4 cm

  • Gannet, preening form
    Gannet, preening form

    Medium: bronze
    Dimensions: 70 cm x 28 cm x 7 cm
    Note: edition of 5

  • Gannets, preening form
    Gannets, preening form

    Medium: ancaster limestone
    Dimensions: 35 cm x 45 cm x 22 cm


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Books featuring stone carving and sculpture.

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After studying and practising law she achieved a BA in sculpture at Wolverhampton and an M.Phil at Birmingham University. Since then she has combined family life with printmaking and sculpture in stone, steel and glass. Shortlisted for the Millfield International sculpture prize for glassmaking in 2000. In 2001, as the Gerald Finzi Centenary artist, her exhibition of sculpture and engravings, How Like an Angel, at Ludlow Festival, celebrated the Gannets on the Bass Rock. She also writes and speaks about art, gardens and natural history, inspired by North Worcestershire where she lives.

Extract from ‘Drawing Birds’, by John Busby

“I sat on the Bass Rock with forty thousand gannets as I had each July for the past few years. Prime nesting places are on the sheer cliffs but many birds nest on the rocky ground where you can get close enough to them to draw. The gannet is a white bird as big as a goose, all curves and angles. In contrast to its sharp beak and triangular folded wings with their boney projections, the birds head and breast are invitingly rounded and plump. Their beautiful forms are a sculptural revelation. The gannet is a bird of contrasts, by nature at once soft and fierce, in form both rounded and angular. It is a gift to a sculptor. Having watched and drawn them, their activities and related forms were in my mind’s eye as I carved and tried to get a sense of them into my sculpture. Whenever the stone threw out an angle or a curve it invited me to make of it a form corresponding most nearly to what was on my mind.”

Madeline Goold
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Madeline GooldbornBorn 1946