Jon Edgar

A tutor with 10 years experience teaching at West Dean on both short and degree courses, he has recently created bespoke short sculpture courses for the degree course at UCA, Canterbury, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, UEA.

He trained at the Frink School of Sculpture after attending Exeter and London Universities. His public works can be seen in Lewes, Hindhead and on the South Downs at Slindon. His portrait heads were last exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a posthumous head of Capability Brown was unveiled in 2016.

Describe your approach to teaching:

My approach to teaching is rigorous but fun, aiming to identify the needs of each student; to give them a personal action plan. Knowledge is unimportant; commitment to seeing and exploring is.

What inspires your work?

My work is inspired by the landscape and the unforeseen, but tends to revert to figurative interaction. Portraiture is influenced by seeing with perception; qualities are believed to creep into the work rather than being consciously placed there.

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