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From Trengwainton to Godolphin via Tremenheere

01 September 2022 - 24 September 2022

Anthony Bryant is internationally recognised for his unsurpassed work in ‘green’ woodturning. He has developed a technique to produce extremely
thin-walled pieces using green timber which is softer and lends itself best to his practice. He stretches the potential of the material to its furthest limits – both in scale and in his unrivalled ability to turn to an absolutely breath-taking thinness.

Examples of his work are held in numerous public collections including the V&A Museum, Liverpool Museum & Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, Crafts Council, The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Sainsbury Collection.

Anthony Bryant

Meet the Artist

Born: 1960
Place of Birth: Ashton, Cornwall

Anthony Bryant is internationally recognised for his unsurpassed work in ‘green’ woodturning. He creates work which stretches the potential of the material to its furthest limits – both in scale and in his unrivalled ability to turn to an absolutely breathtaking thinness. Anthony turns over the space of a few days using hand-made tools, before leaving it to dry as it warps into its eventual shape. Anthony only uses English wood, such as an oak or ash, for their unique aesthetic and materiality.

‘I am not concerned with function in my work. Instead, I prefer to explore the sculptural potential of the vessel at the physical limits of woodturning. My driving aim is to create powerful forms with poise and presence’ – Anthony Bryant.

Selected public collections:

The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia; The Arts Council of Wales; Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery; The Museum of Ulster; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; The Crafts Council; The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu

Anthony’s work was exhibited within In the Grain, April 2021 at The Scottish Gallery and will be the subject of a soo exhibition in September 2022.


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