Abbot's Kitchen, Cloister & Lady Chapel
19. Rooks by Melanie Deegan
£1,325 set of 5. Standing £285, flying £340
Melanie trained as a woodcarver before taking up full-time sculpting. She has experimented with a range of media and now works mostly in Jesmonite, an acrylic resin to which she adds colour and different materials for texture. Most of her sculptures begin with a wire armature onto which the layers of resin are applied.
20. Willow Fish by Angela Morley
Mixed willow and Mixed willow and dogwood
Angela took a degree in Horticulture before studying at Farnham Art College. Her passion for nature led her to experiment with weaving natural materials, some of which are harvested from her own willow beds and hedgerows. Although her sculptures are short-lived outdoors, they keep well indoors. Her fish sculptures were inspired by the Abbot of Glastonbury’s fishponds at Meare.
21. Grace by Ian Marlow
Steel, Stainless steel
Ian works mainly in stainless steel and glass to create delicate but larger than life sculptures based on natural forms. He creates different effects and colours with added texture and powder coating. He aims to reflect the balance of nature in the shapes, forms and lines of leaves, flowers and seedheads. His figural work is strong and dramatic, but there is a delicacy in the flowing lines.
22. Monks by Sophie Courtiour
Sophie Courtiour is a Somerset-based willow sculptor, who fell under the spell of willow as a traditional, local and sustainable medium. She has spent the last decade creating dynamic large-scale pieces in Britain and abroad. She has been inspired to meet the challenge of creating two monks in flowing habits to walk in the cloister.
23. Wellspring by John Candler
Portland stone and glass (commissioned from Shakspeare Glass)
John’s work is mainly influenced by the sea and landscapes of the South West and often incorporates glass within the sculpture. He made this piece for the abbey sculpture trail to reflect the importance of the springs and wells in Glastonbury. It is appropriately sited close to the abbey’s ancient well and St Joseph’s Crypt, which have long been a focus for pilgrims.
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!