Rose has always had an affinity towards palpable objects and since graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Sculpture, found a special affection for stone. She completed her training in Stone Carving at The City & Guilds of London Art School and has since been awarded The Duke of Gloucester Award for excellence in the field.
Rose’s practice has always been inspired by the honesty, beauty and permanence of stone. From the freedom of first roughing out a block to the precision and focus of lettering, it is a wonderfully unique skill that she finds pleasure in every day. Rose produces a wide range of beautiful stonework, including memorials and garden sculpture, all hand carved using the traditional hammer and chisel method.
Rose’s sculpture is concerned with form and abstraction, preserving a strong emotional charge that makes her work dynamic, sensual, and human. Although carved in such a solid material, Rose sees her sculptures as continually moving and growing, ebbing and flowing together as one. She is constantly trying to produce work that transcends the difficulties and ugliness of modern life to evoke a vision of calm and contentment that brings us back to the origins.
Rose works from her studio in Brighton and is happy to discuss commissions.