Thursday 27th September 2018
Speaker: Madeline Goold
The working collaboration between Eric Gill and Jacob Epstein in 1910 altered the course of sculpture in England. Rejecting both the Beaux Arts tradition of preparatory, modelled maquettes, and the mason’s rigid craft practice, they did their carving themselves, ‘…uniting what should never have been separated: the artist as a man of imagination and the artist as workman.’ (Gill, Autobiography). The lecturer, a professional stone carver, describes the ancient and Romanesque carving techniques and the Beaux Arts tradition and, using archive photographs, reveals Gill and Epstein’s methods. Examples of today’s direct carving in stone (of which the lecturer is an exponent) are shown.
Madeline Goold, LLB; B.A; M.Phil; SWLA, originally read Law at the London School of Economics, and later Fine Art and Art History at the Barber Institute, Birmingham. She teaches stone carving at her studio and exhibits with the Society of Wildlife Artists to which she was elected in 2009. She is a LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) gold medallist with Distinction in public speaking.