St Patrick's Chapel & Holy Thorn
1. The Presence of Christ by Henry Gray
Henry trained as a stonemason and works as a stone carver, taking commissions for inscriptions, relief carvings and sculptures. He also runs stone carving courses at his studio near Salisbury. This carving was created for the 400th anniversary of the English translation of the Bible in 1611 and is illustrated in bright colours as was fashionable at the time.
2. Boundary by Anthony Rogers
After training and working as an archaeologist for several years, Anthony undertook art studies in Bath. He is based in Frome and works predominantly with wood. He has produced many large scale sculptures for exhibitions and public art projects. He also takes smaller garden-size commissions, including carving trees in situ. The oak for his carvings in this trail came from Longleat.
3. Rustic Stem Ginger by Chris Kampf
Rusted steel with oil finish
£360 Set of three
After taking a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Chris designed jewellery for many years. He changed to making garden sculptures in 2011 and has been making striking steel structures based on natural forms ever since. His simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel stand out well against a garden backdrop, on a lawn or with plants growing around them.
4. Joseph of Arimathea by Harry Brockway
Harry studied sculpture at Kingston School of Art and the Royal Academy, London. He trained as a stone mason at Weymouth College and worked at Wells Cathedral. He also practises as a wood engraver and has illustrated many books. This sculpture was inspired by the abbey’s legendary connection with St Joseph of Arimathea.
Please respect the sculptures and do not climb on them. Children should be supervised at all times. Watch out for uneven paths and badger holes!