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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Raymond Mott is an artist in wood, stone & clay creating carvings and sculptures.

To him, carving is a source of mixed emotions…..To chip away at the raw material to extract a shape, normally a face following his sense of vision, or, sometimes, the inspiration of the wood itself. In carving and sculpting, material and thought are linked by the hand alone; thus the raw material is imbued with warmth of feeling directly drawn from the artist’s nature.

Raymond feels there is a spiritual and enchanting aura connected with his finished woodcarvings and sculptures that will bring happiness and warmth to their new home and surroundings. And sometimes he likes a sense of humour to shine through.

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Raymond favours carving hooded figures and wood spirits that are inspired by nature using woods connected with ancient folklore. He likes to create small scale carvings up to life-size sculptures, mostly figures with the face being the focal point to tell a story and evoke an emotional response within the viewer.

He enjoys the challenge of bringing a blank piece of wood back to life.

The artist chooses to work with traditional methods using chisels and mallet as he is passionate that the skills of this old art-form must not become lost to new generations. With large scale carvings he will shape the wood with a chainsaw then return to chisels and mallet to finish detail.

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Raymond lives in Drayton, a village just outside Abingdon-On-Thames, UK.

Raymond has spent most of his working life being self-employed running different businesses until the last three years where he has started to concentrate and put his energy into his art.

Open to commissions

Below Is a link to one of my children books, Wacky and funny.

Available from Amazon & Other good book shops.

The Tricksters & The Pen Trick By Raymond Mott

To Buy From My Etsy Shop Click Here

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