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Zoë Wilson

Zoë Wilson Stone sculptor
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Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7889070922
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Pure geometry

  • • Zoë is a master of letter and pattern carving in stone
  • • She creates geometries of utmost precision
  • • Her studio is in Houghton, Hampshire

Zoë Wilson describes her story as a serendipitous journey, full of lucky encounters that, step by step, enabled her to find her way to self-expression. Her craft reflects the teachings of the brilliant masters and professors that she has met along the way, the places that she has visited and the experiences she has had, but the key aspect is her love for the craft itself. She finds enormous satisfaction in carving decorative geometric patterns in various kinds of stone. “My craft consists of carving my patterns as accurately as humanly possible, first of all respecting the material itself, and then letting the sunlight add movement to something intrinsically rigid, bringing my creations to life."

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Works

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Photo: ©Zoë Wilson
Peace

This Jesmonite cast in a Portland limestone colour is a limited edition of 20 casts. The original work was handcarved in Welsh slate in April 2020, during the first Covid lockdown. Zoe Wilson is fortunate to have her workshop at home which allowed her to continue carving. Working on this design gave her such a huge feeling of purpose and peace.

Length 40 cm
Width 3 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©Zoë Wilson
Pyramids Cast

Pyramids Cast is taken from an original carving in slate, which will always hold significant value to Zoe Wilson. It marked a big transition in her life and in her creative practice. Zoe started carving the original five months after returning from living in South East Asia for two years when her son was just three months old. She hadn’t carved anything for six months, but her creative brain had still been ticking away, carving this piece a hundred times in her head.

Length 42 cm
Width 4 cm
Height 42 cm

Photo: ©Zoë Wilson
Samar

This piece was a commission and is handcarved in Welsh slate. The client approached Zoe Wilson with an initial idea and a sample pattern they had seen. They worked together to develop it into a larger more complex design. She loved the sample pattern they suggested and very quickly ideas started flowing of how she could expand it and make it into a really striking design.

Length 60 cm
Width 3 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©Zoë Wilson
Saorsa

Saorsa is smaller than most of Zoe Wilson’s other carvings. She does not often carve a ‘test’ piece, but this idea was so complex that she couldn’t quite think how it was going to translate into three-dimensions. This piece, carved from Portland limestone is called Saorsa, which is the Gaelic word for freedom. Zoe found the freedom to take more risks as the piece took a lot less time to create.

Length 18 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Height 18 cm

Photo: ©Zoë Wilson
Sequins

Zoe Wilson carved Sequins whilst living in South East Asia. She was developing a fascination with pattern and tessellating shapes. This piece was inspired by her friend’s little girl's t-shirt, which had a sequin star on it. Zoe loved the way the sequins all moved together and wanted to capture this movement in a carving.

Length 38 cm
Width 3.5 cm
Height 38 cm

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