ABOUT SIMON DOWN
From an early age I have been fascinated by form and creating images through moulding and casting, particularly automotive subjects.
In 2004 I decided to further pursue my interest by attending classes in the cire purdue technique of bronze casting held at Butley Mills Studios, near Woodbridge.
I live in Ipswich, Suffolk and I have a home studio with my work cast at Butley Mills Studios, where I then carry out metal finishing work.
In addition to bronze sculptures I am interested in the subtle use of found materials which I collect when they present themselves. Sometimes the inspiration for a piece is immediate, whilst at other times it takes a little while for the found forms to reveal their narrative.