It's been all hand's to the deck over the last few months. Chris has been busy constructing the stand, carving more sculptures and running around like an Easter Bunny on a double strength expresso. I on the other hand have been beavering away getting publicity for Chris for his debut exhibition at Chelsea, seeing that even the local Somerset papers don't appear to want to run his story, I thought I'd publish the press release myself on my blog and see if anyone picks it up!
In just a months time, renowned sculptor Chris Webb will be unveiling his stunning new collection of works at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Chris will be exhibiting for the first time at Chelsea and is over the moon to be showcasing his sculptures at the greatest flower show on earth!
Chris has been a sculptor for over thirty years and selects his stone personally from the quarry at Portland Bill, near Weymouth. He works tirelessly carving into the stubborn stone then hand polishes all the chisel marks until they lose their hardness and become soft to touch. He does not theorise about his work, instead he believes in creating beautiful sculptures that people want to touch and make them smile.
From recent commissions for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to many private commissions from around the world, his work is certainly catching the attention of many collectors. He has recently turned his skills to casting bronzes from his stone carvings and this new collection of bronzes will also be on show at Chelsea. Chris says ‘It’s a real honour and privilege to be invited to exhibit at Chelsea. I’m really delighted to be positioned right by the entrance of the Great Pavilion and excited by what hopes to be a fantastic few days - let’s just hope it doesn’t rain!’ His Sculpture Garden, which has been designed by aspiring garden designer Liz Brewer, also features a beautiful new Retreat Garden Shelter by Jacksons Fencing.