Yvonne Jerrold
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Heart Art Auction - Types of Stone
See this 'Art Auction Heart' at Yvonne Jerrold's Open Studio 2016 (No. 16 in the Guide) which will be open on the middle three weekends in July at 20 Leys Avenue, CB4 2AW
Heart Art Auction - Types of Stone
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Sculpture - stone carving
My current work is stone carving, mainly in limestone and alabaster. At my Open Studio in July, I will also show oil paintings and framed monoprints.
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My paintings often start with vivid dreams. I wake up with an image in my mind that haunts me until I can realise it in some way - maybe by painting it, maybe by writing it. Sometimes this tells me I am at a turning point in my life.

I recently began stone carving and my working method is direct. I start chipping away on a block  of stone without planning what it will become. First I remove any obvious cracks or fault lines, then I start to chisel around the edges until I gradually begin to feel the direction in which the stone naturally wants to go.

Stone carving is a slow process and I like the unrelenting finality of it. There is no option to change my mind. Once a chunk of stone is removed there is no putting it back. So the work is always moving forward.

It is also a very dusty process, which you see if you visit my studio!