I have worked in Yorkshire quarries for the past 30 years, making large scale public works.The quarries are an ideal venue, stone and lifting plant on site and no trouble with dust and mess ……….. albeit a little cold and wet.
Over the last five years I have moved from carving sandstone to granite and marble and have travelled extensively in India and China sourcing these materials. Stemming from these trips and new materials, I have also started to work on a more intimate scale, finally putting work in to galleries for the first time in my career. My work is figurative and materials led, in that I try to celebrate the qualities of each stone for its own sake. I am about to take on a studio in Holmfirth which will be something of a shock, I am still going to work in the quarry mind, it’s just up the hill from where I live….
I have run ‘School Of Rock’ stone carving workshops for thirty years teaching the craft of stone carving from age 6 to 90.
I am about to take on a studio in Holmfirth which will be something of a shock, I am still going to work in the quarry mind, it’s just up the hill from where I live….
I now show at:-
The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. Gallery Top in Chatsworth. Derbyshire Thompson’s Gallery. Marylebone. London
MICHAEL DISLEY SCULPTURE
22 Mount View Road