Jonathan Middlemiss

Figurative Sculpture

Spontaneously made sculpture using sticks coated with clay ( in which the clay burns away during firing ) are a way in which I like to engage with form as a dance, sometimes finding movement in the sticks as a start point for pieces. The theme then develops and grows in feeling. I have also made pieces using straw and string, to increase the delineation of space. Below are several pieces made in this way

Straw over stick figures of the dance



"The Dance"


Part of a series on dance and movement, this piece was made from low fired clay painted with slips and oxides. Height 7ft