Natural Stone Projects at on form Sculpture exhibition

 

Asthall Manor, on form sculpture exhibition

Asthall Manor, on form sculpture exhibition

How to Commission a Stone Sculpture – CPD course for BIID members is being presented by Caroline Zanarotti, Director of Natural Stone Projects in collaboration with Paul Vanstone, sculptor at the 2016 on form stone sculpture exhibition

23rd June 2016 6.00-6.45pm: on form sculpture, Asthall Manor, Burford , Oxfordshire, OX18 4HW.

CPD points – 2. . The exhibition and gardens are open until 9pm on this date– Booking essential : http://biid.org.uk/events/on-form-2016

Course: The size, weight and variation of stone can make a commission a daunting prospect. This course addresses those concerns and other practical considerations alongside how to achieve the best result through dialogue with the artist. One of the artists exhibiting, Paul Vanstone will be joining Caroline to provide advice and insight. The location allows attendees to go around the exhibition and stunning gardens designed by I & J Bannerman following the talk. The Potting Shed Café will also be open for  a delicious supper.

This course can also be booked as a presentation at a later date through the BIID http://biid.org.uk/cpd/cpd-providers-directory/natural-stone-projects . This will include video interview with Paul Vanstone.

The on form stone sculpture exhibition runs from Sunday 12th June to Sunday, 10th July2016. (12 noon to 6pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open till 9pm on Thursdays.) It features 268 sculptures by 39 sculptors from all over the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands and is set in the beautiful gardens and interior of Asthall Manor. The exhibition is the only one dedicated to stone sculpture and runs every 2 years. For details on entry costs and how to find it see  onformsculpture.co.uk

 

Paul Vanstone reclining figure

Paul Vanstone reclining figure

On Form, Anthony Turner

On Form, Anthony Turner

Sculpture at on form exhibition by William Peers

Sculpture at on form 2014 exhibition by William Peers

How to Commission a Stone Sculpture BIID CPD

Paul Vanstone installing a stone sculpture

Paul Vanstone installing a stone sculpture

We are  delighted to have been accepted as a provider of Continuing Professional Development for the BIID and first provider of an online course for the Institute which will launching its online portal for learning in September.

Our first course has been developed in collaboration with the  artist, Paul Vanstone, paulvanstone.co.uk and stone sculpture exhibition, onformsculpture.co.uk. How to commission a stone sculpture is a CPD course developed following a visit by Natural Stone Projects  Director, Caroline Zanarotti to the on form show. Deeply impressed by the beauty of the contemporary stone sculpture on display,  this inspired a wish to encourage designers to incorporate sculpture within a scheme  and explore the creative side of stone beyond pure function.

The video was recorded by Caroline and documentary film maker, Fi Kelly, at Paul’s studio in North West London where he was preparing an Olympian amount of work for both Chelsea Flower Show and On Form stone sculpture show in the weeks to come.

Paul Vanstone's studio

Paul Vanstone’s studio

The course provides a practical guide to successfully commissioning and installing a stone sculpture and where to find artists work. Advice is given on how to consider scale, position, selection of material and dialogue with the artist to achieve the best result. Practical concerns such as weight, access, transport, budget and lead times are explored. The course is currently available as a 45 minute presentation including a video interview with Paul Vanstone, stone samples and the opportunity to ask questions. A 15 minute video interview by Caroline with Paul Vanstone will be available from September as an online BIID, CPD.

To book a CPD visit http://biid.org.uk/cpd/cpd-providers-directory/natural-stone-projects

BIID CPD provider

BIID CPD provider