• A stunning collection of bronzes by sculptor Philip Hearsey

    Philip Hearsey

    Direction VI
    Medium: Bronze Size: 160 x 150 x 10 mm Price: £575 REF: PHY04 Notes: A studio series each piece displaying individual variations
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  • Philip Hearsey, solid bronze, bronze, sculpture, Cornish Switchback 2, Cornish, Switchback,
    Philip Hearsey
    Cornish Switchback II
    Medium: Solid Bronze Sculpture Size: 140 x 130 x 110mm Price: £475 REF: PHY08
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  • Brilliant bronze sculptures by Philip Hearshey
    Philip Hearsey
    After The Rain
    Medium: Bronze Size: 200 x 80 x 471 Price: £1975 REF: PHY01Notes: Number 7 of an edition of 9
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  • Philip Hearsey
    Sculpture entitled 'Ancient Bowl'
    Medium: Bronze Sculpture Size: 140 x 320mm Price: £3450 REF: PHY15
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  • New Bronze Sculpture by Philip Hearsey
    Philip Hearsey
    Memory of Summer
    Medium: Bronze Sculpture Size: 250 x 210mm x 100mm Price: £1500 REF: PHY14Notes: The measurement shown includes the wooden base
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  • Philip Hearsey
    Darren Cove
    Medium: Bronze Sculpture Size: 100 x 180 x 120mm Price: £525 REF: SOLD
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  • Philip Hearsey, solid bronze, bronze, sculpture, Wrinkle, studio series, bronze
    Philip Hearsey
    Wrinkle
    Medium: Solid Bronze Sculpture Size: 240 x 190 x 110 mm Price: £1350 REF: SOLD
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  • Philip Hearsey, solid bronze, bronze, sculpture, Tremenna, Tremenna 3, studio series, bronze
    Philip Hearsey
    Tremenna III
    Medium: Solid Bronze Sculpture Size: 230 x 95 x 80mm Price: £425 REF: SOLD
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  • Philip Hearsey, solid bronze, bronze, sculpture, Shorebreak, studio series, wave, bronze pebble
    Philip Hearsey
    Shorebreak
    Medium: Solid Bronze Sculpture Size: 330 x 130 x 115 mm Price: £1175 REF: SOLD
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  • Solid Bronze sculpture by Philip hearsey
    Philip Hearsey
    Explorer V
    Medium: Bronze Size: Ht 95 x width 95 x Length 300mm Price: £475 REF: SOLDNotes: Studio Edition Bronze Sculpture by Philip Hearsey
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  • A new collection of bronze sculptures by Philip Hearsey
    Philip Hearsey
    Lapping III
    Medium: Bronze Size: 290 x 80 x 120 mm Price: £850 REF: SOLDNotes: This bronze is a limited edition of 5
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Artist Profile

After a formal training at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts Philip Hearsey spent many years working in and exploring different aspects of interiors, furniture and architecture.

He now devotes his time to making sculpture and although there are a few outdoor pieces most are intimate in scale and intended for the interiors of home, office, yacht or hotel.

He specialises in sandcasting to make sculptures that engage the quality of bronze as a noble material in its own right. 

Bronze is eternal - yet malleable and he loves the stuff. In its natural state the tone and depth of colour is sublimely beautiful, yet the surface is endlessly receptive to the transformative effects of oxidisation.

He is intrigued by the surface and the alchemy of patination. Not because of any obsession with technique which is difficult to master, but because of the challenging possibilities and the unpredictability of the outcome. The colouring is not a surface coating: It is fundamental - it is the surface.

There are no big ideas to express, it is visual and the simplicity of shape that is all-absorbing.  Objects are exciting, intriguing and often tactile.  Process, erosion, nature and time all have a part to play.

Inspiration is everywhere and often in the most surprising places.  Sometimes from a deep sense of place in the border and landscape of Herefordshire or Wales, sometimes from the sea, the big sky, clouds, objects seen walking or markings on a road.

There is always a back story. And what is in his head when he creates the work it is deeply personal but it matters as much that the work engages the imagination of the onlooker to connect with a deep-rooted and instinctive appreciation of simple, universal forms.

He has exhibited his original art widely in solo exhibitions, mixed and open exhibitions, solo showcasing and art fairs. 

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