Humphrey Thompson


Humphrey came to sculpture after retiring from a long stint as a civil engineering contractor, which offered some creative parallels, but on a much larger scale.

Often feeling that an alternative life as an architect or a set designer might have allowed an otherwise stunted interest in art to blossom, he finds it a real pleasure to be surrounded by so much advice and encouragement from all of the artists at the Wessex studio and our sculptor in residence.

His first piece of work was necessarily in stone, as he had not appreciated that sculpture involved more than carving and felt most comfortable handling a material somewhat akin to solid concrete.

Eight years on, he’s learned a great deal. But he continues to find it hard to work abstractly, despite all efforts to fight the engineer in his soul!

He has worked with wood, stone, sheet metal and perspex, ciment fondu, and resin, using both carving and casting techniques.




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Wessex Sculptors
Unit C1A, The Black Shed
Brockwood Barn
SO24 0LQ