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Sculptor Jennie McCall BA(Hons)
Jennie McCall

About Jennie McCall

Jennie`s childhood interests in folklore, myth and nature have manifested themselves in her passion for drawing and sculpture. Her formal education and extensive travelling, as well as all the aforementioned influences, have played a hugely significant part in Jennie`s development as an artist.

Exhibition History of Jennie McCall

Jennie McCall exhibitions:

Leicester Open 23
Royal Society of Arts, Design Exhibitions, London
Art in Industry Exhibition, London
Edinburgh Textile Workshop and Gallery exhibitions, Edinburgh
The Broughton Gallery, Scotland Summer/Christmas Exhibitions
The Scottish Borders Regional Council Exhibition of arts, Thierache, France
To Boldly Sew, McManus Galleries, Dundee
Leicester City Gallery Opne Exhibition
Heavenly Bodies, The Wizard of Oz, The Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
Shadows, The Beetrootree Gallery, Derbyshire
Scottish Folklore, Solo Exhibition Halliwells Museum and Gallery, Selkirk
Lap of the Gods, Solo Exhibition, Cajabah Gallery, Birkenhead, Liverpool
Sewing For Pleasure, Showcase Artists, NEC Birmingham
The Knitting and Stitching Show, Showcase Artists, Alexandra Palace, London
Sculpture In The Sanctuary, Southwell, England
Sculpture at Doddington Hall. Doddington, England
Art Parks Guernsey Summer Exhibition
Open Door Gallery Market Harborough
Borde Hill Garden Summer Sculpture Exhibition
Obsidian Arts Spring Exhibition
Reg Taylors Garden Sculpture Exhibition
Coughton Court Summer Sculpture Exhibition
Harley Gallery Open Exhibition

Biography / CV of Jennie McCall

Jennie McCall was born in 1957, and grew up in the beautiful Scottish Borders. She moved to Leeds where she gained a BA Hons in Graphic design.
She was awarded the Royal Society of Arts, winner Design Award in illustration and subsequently the Royal Society of Arts, Jacobs Memorial Award.

After graduating Jennie moved to London shere she worked in Graphic Design before returning to Scotland where she started a family and became involved in the local art community.

Jennie now lives in Loughborough and has successfully combined family life with further academic learning and artistic progression.

Artist Statement of Jennie McCall

Through the medium of textiles, for many years Jennie successfully produced work that was influenced by her love of flora and fauna. Because of her other fascination for classical and Italian Renaissance sculpture, Jennie has also produced figurative forms in various media.

It is in recent years that the figurative has played an even greater part in her art. The most influential artist in Jennie`s life is the French sculptor Aristide Maillol. The simplicity of his sensitive female nudes engage Jennie for their grace, sensuality and affective impact. Maillol`s females continue to be a source of inspiration for Jennie, providing a vehicle for her own emotional expression seen in her male and female nude figures. The intention behind this particular work is to express the spiritual through the sensual; in essence, the fragile human condition.

A recent departure from the human form has taken Jennie to her delight in the equine form. Her horses are expressed as creatures of the earth and water, the temporal and the spiritual: creatures of chess-like knights, and creatures of the sensuous, like those of Poseidon. The integrity of each of these sculptures is in their subtle elegance and craftsmanship.

Jennie`s production methods are those of the traditionally hand built, being made of frost-proof stoneware and porcelain. Coiling, slabbing, moulding, the application of oxides and glazes all contribute to Jennie`s stylisation of each unique sculpture.

Most recent work is loosely based upon chess knights which are, in effect, static War Horses. These imposing creatures are intended to stand sentinel in a garden, a park, on a path or patio. They invite the purchaser to participate in their story. The Water Horses are the antithesis of the statuesque equines. Animated by their grace and liquid-like lines, they can contribute to a resplendent water feature, particularly when set in a group of three or five. Alternatively, they would grace any space, whether indoors or in a garden.

Jennie is presently working on a collection of work based on the sea to be cast in bronze.

Awards and Prizes of Jennie McCall

Leicester Castle Park Heritage and Arts Festival Award 2012
Winner of Castle Park Festival Award at Open 23
Royal Society of Arts, Winner Design Award, Illustration
Royal Society of Arts, The Jacobs Memorial Award
City and Guild Medial of Excellence

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Jennie McCall

Royal Society of Arts, London
Post Office, London Headquarters
Selkirk Glass, Scotland
Lord David Steel

Public Works of Jennie McCall

Set of 4 illustrations based on British Folklore, Royal Society of Arts
Set of 5 illustractions based on British Textile Industry, Post Office Headquarters
Set of 30 illustrations for 2 books based on traditional nursery rhymes.

Qualifications / Education of Jennie McCall

BA Hons Graphic Design
City and Guilds Higher Professional Diploma Level 4, Creative Arts
City and Guilds Certificate in Teaching (Adult Learners)

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Jennie McCall

Set of 30 illustrations for 2 books based on traditional nursery rhymes.

Teaching Experience

She presently works and teaches from her garden studio, focussing on the practice of ceramics and garden sculpture.

Influences / Inspiration of Jennie McCall

Myth and Nature

French sculptor Artstide Maillol
Odilon Redon

Price Range of Work

Jennie McCall's work has a price range from £125 to £1,250
smaller priced items available

Mediums utilised

Jennie McCall's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Jennie McCall's work is found in the following categories on site:
Mythical Sculptures (12)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (10)
Ceramic Sculptures (10)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (7)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (6)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (6)
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues (6)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (5)
Nudes / Male Sculpture (5)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (4)
Stylized People Sculptures (3)
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment (3)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (3)
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures (2)
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings (2)
Angel Sculptures (2)
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures (2)
Miniature Sculptures, statuettes or figurines (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Horses Heavy / Working Shire, Plough, Dray, Barge, Horses Sculptures Statues statuettes commissions memorials
Religious Sculpture
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Archaeology inspired sculpture Statues
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Other Aquatic Creatures Seahorse Star Fish Jellyfish Sea Urchins Sculptures Statues
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Caricature Sculptures Statues statuettes
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Mermaid Water Babies Water and Sea Nymphs sculpture statue statuary for Outdoors in the Garden

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Jennie McCall's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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