EDWARDS, Laurence Thomas

1967 - ?

Laurence Edwards

Laurence Thomas Edwards, was born on the Suffolk/Essex border in July 1967, son of Alan G. Edwards and his wife Ilse A. née Prior, who married at Colchester, Essex in 1964. Educated at Lowestoft College 1983-1984, proceeding to Canterbury College of Art, Kent, 1985-1988 gaining a BA in Sculpture, with tutors which included Sir Anthony Arthur Caro (1924-2013), taking postgraduate studies in bronze casting and sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London 1988-1990, with Philip King (born 1934), Professor of Sculpture and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) also studying casting with Sri Lankan Master Founder, Tissa Ranasinghe (born 1925). Among his many earlier prizes and honours was a travel grant to India, where he studied traditional casting techniques and later combined this training in traditional methods with state-of-the-art casting techniques to produce his distinctive bronze figures, which appear both mythic and contemporary. Edwards studio and foundry works are situated on the edge of the beautiful Butley Creek in Suffolk and with its habitat, landscape and histories have developed into the main resource for his work. His work attempts to do justice to the locality and its history, by peopling it with large figures that have survived the ravages of the water and the elements. Laurence had solo exhibitions at Chappel Galleries in Essex 1998 and John Russell Gallery in Ipswich 2000. The author of 'The Creek Men - A Journey' (2009) and is married to artist Johanne Humprhies [q.v.] and lived at 26 High Street, Yoxford, Suffolk.

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