Geraint EdwardsSpectacular sculpture from mundane everyday materials
I have been working as a visual artist for 17 years, prior to that I was a social worker. During this time I have worked on well over 100 creative learning projects across a wide range of age groups (from reception to sixth form) for Creative Partnerships in, Primary & Secondary schools & museums in London Boroughs, Slough, Reading & in Pupil Referral Centres in Guildford and Woking.
I have run a wide variety of making workshops with children and adults (some inter-generational) and as inset training days for teachers. They range from drop in sessions in shopping centres, events for birthday parties and festivals, to residencies in schools for several terms.
I work with a wide range of materials and processes, but most of my work in schools has involved taking everyday materials like paper cups and corrugated card as a starting point to create spectacular organic forms. Much of my work is very colourful and I have developed a range of novel painting techniques. I have used these techniques to make stage props & scenery, masks, Giants and exotic headdresses.
I have worked on a wide range of projects ranging from an 8 metre nautilus shell shaped sauna in wood and recycled materials, to the recent Cast Iron & bronze sculptures originated in cardboard & paper. I have also made and sold Furniture and toys. I am very excited to have to meet new challenges.