One in a Million

by Ian Gill Sculpture

Dragons Eye

by Ian Gill Sculpture

Mad Hatters Dining Suite

by Ian Gill Sculpture

Scorpion

by Ian Gill Sculpture

the Calm and the Chaos

by Ian Gill Sculpture

Herons

by Ian Gill Sculpture

About Ian Gill Sculpture

Ian Gill AWCB is an award winning metal sculptor who has been designing and creating contemporary works of art for almost two decades. He studied at Hereford Collage of Art & Design for 3 years perfecting his knowledge and understanding of blacksmithing, also incorporating wood and stone.

His full understanding of hot metal has enabled him to use a combination of traditional blacksmithing and modern industrial techniques, working with heavy gauge materials that can be hot forged.

His inspiration comes from natural organic forms combined with an industrial twist representing nature in its natural form, creating the captivating work he produces today ‘Conceptual Reality In Steel’.

Ian Gill’s work can be viewed at various exhibitions around the UK throughout the year. His public commissions include 4 permanent installations in Bushy Park Water Gardens Hampton Court and he most recently created and installed an exclusive large set of bamboo/leaf gates on the Kings Road London. Ian was also commissioned to design and produce a selection of sculptures for Coworth Park Hotel (Dorchester Collection).

He has exhibited widely and his work is held extensively in collections throughout the UK and Europe, as well as being sold through Sothebys.

Ian’s work has recently been selected to represent Sculptors from the UK as part of the 2016 metal symposium held the Czech Republic. Ian will be producing his chosen design to be permanently installed in the city centre of Mlada’ Boleslav.

Work

Spirit of the Wind by Ian Gill
Garden, Sculpture

Spirit of the Wind

Garden, Sculpture
Ian Gill Sculpture - Dorchester Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot
Garden, Interiors, Sculpture

Dorchester Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot

Garden, Interiors, Sculpture
Water Sculpture by Ian Gill Sculpture
Garden, Sculpture, Water Sculpture

Bushy Park, Hampton Court

Garden, Sculpture, Water Sculpture
Amazons of the Lake by Ian Gill
Sculpture, Water Sculpture

Amazons of the Lake

Sculpture, Water Sculpture
Joy by Ian Gill
Garden, Sculpture

Joy

Garden, Sculpture
Oasis Bird Bath by Ian Gill Sculpture
Garden

Oasis Bird Bath

Garden
Alien by Ian Gill
Sculpture

Alien

Sculpture

Upcoming Events

Craft in Focus Wisley Christmas Show

November 21, 2018 to November 25, 2018
RHS Wisley Gardens, nr Woking. GU23 6QB

Blenheim Palace – The Christmas Market

December 10, 2018 to December 16, 2018
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Twitter

Forging a poppy,.100 years #poppyapparel #lestweforget #armistice100 #1918 https://t.co/K8Z8nnWShI
The forging of a poppy, for all the brave who died for us. #lestweforget #Armistice #remembrance #poppyappeal2018 #poppyappeal #100years
The Making of a Poppy, This is for all of the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for us! 100 years L… https://t.co/sYlbeLnUFu
The Making of a Poppy This is for all of the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for us! 100 years Le… https://t.co/2kZmUTfBDs
Final stages just need to add some colour to the flower watch this space for the small film of the start to finish… https://t.co/8BZRPnvCSM
Final stages just need to add some colour to the flower watch this space for the small film of the start to finish… https://t.co/XEctm5RqBY
Final stages of the poppy, chasing in the stem at the base of the flower. #poppy #lesweforget #metalart… https://t.co/t9xUUnPSWH
Final stages of the poppy, chasing in the stem at the base of the flower. #poppy #lesweforget #metalart https://t.co/8GJ5D3l0M0
Great fun yesterday, making a mini film Film with @matthewwylde it will they are start to finish on me creating a p… https://t.co/Vq3pqkPB3f

Facebook

This is a short film on the creation of a poppy, I did is to commemorate all The men and women that gave their lives for us! Please remember them and wear your poppy with pride. You can donate to help for heroes on my Facebook page. Please please share this, let’s get out there.
Lest we forget armistice Day 100 years
The Making of a Poppy
This is for all of the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for us!
100 years
Lest we forget.
The Making of a Poppy
This is for all of the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for us!
100 years
Les we forget.
#lesweforget #poppyday #poppy #hero #brave #poppyapparel #poppys
Final stages just need to add some colour to the flower watch this space for the small film of the start to finish making of this #poppy #lesweforget
Final stages of the poppy, chasing in the stem at the base of the flower. #poppy #lesweforget #metalart
Really productive day, the nightingale is now in place in its new home, The nightingale Academy.
sculpture measures 3.5 wide by 2.8 tall and is made from 2 mm stainless steel.
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Project Nightingale. We have been commissioned by the Nightingale Academy to produce pieces of sculpture for the Academy,
The first one is a 3 m x 3 m wall sculpture, we are constructing this from 2mm stainless steel.
All of the shaping is just about finished now start polishing on Monday. Watch this space for the installation
We start the next piece in September.
I’m really pleased,we have done it again. #rhs #hamptoncourt #flowershow a massive thank you to Jen @bradstoneuk for your amazing paving and my truly incredible team @karen.pad @angelinajane @gav6012 @chevytrucked_up 🙏⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Thank you all.
Another productive day at Hampton Court,most definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Going really well the last 2 days.
What a busy few weeks since Chelsea!
Busy is an understatement in fact.
We have around 5 large projects running at once, you will show you photos an more info as these exciting projects unfold over the next few weeks.
Hampton court build has begun.
I will try and keep you up to date with images this time ! I’m rubbish at this social media stuff.

Here it is so far. With the help of my great team. Shell, Gav, Ben,
This is the remains of our stand at 4.30 today.
Another Chelsea done and dusted!!
Well not much dust!!
I should have said slushsted!!
I’ve not seen that amount of rain fall in a long time!
Never mind, here are the highlights.
We was sent this pic of Joy,looking stunning in its new home. We really love seeing our work in situ. If anybody has a photos of any of our sculpture in you garden please Send it to us and we could share them on here. Don’t worry we won’t share any locations.
Been busy with this chap recently.
He left the Forge to make his journey to North Wales to his new home.
Mumbai Project.
last Monday I flew out to Mumbai,
to start the installation of some sculpture which we was commissioned to make by a corporate Client based in Mumbai India. We sailed the sculpture out around 3 months earlier. The order was taken at the 2017 RHS Chelsea flower show.
This was quite a complex build as this involved architects, water and electricity! Put all of those in the mix what could possibly go wrong !?
Well I’m really pleased to say due to Both planning and a phenomenal team!
Taking all this into account the installation ran as smooth as silk.
I had a team of around 18 and only 3 of them could speak any English! But with plenty of animation it was just fine.
Hot Stuff!!
To give some idea of the temperatures that we work with! we have been forging these 3 pieces of steel and welded them together to make a new press tool. Once all the forging procedure has been done, we then quench the red hot metal in water, not only does it cool metal down but it changes the molecular content of the material changing the grain boundaries. This will then make the metal harder wearing, which is more suitable for the application of which it is intended.
I hope I haven’t bored you all too much! I thought that some of you may be interested 🤪
Each leaf requires this heating process several times, for the shaping and annealing to achieve the finished result.
Well Happy new year everyone, and may be the most fantastic and profitable one for all of us.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more proactive with all of my social media so here goes.
Just a few photos for now, but at least it’s a start !
Here is a small slide show of the making of #what,s next?
What a Day, all done and dusted, the installation everybody loved the new complex and the sculpture was well received.

#what's next?
Today is the unveiling of my latest piece,
It is a public art installation going outside sports complex up in Durham. Steve Cram will be opening sports hall and unveiling the sculpture. I have been asked to say a few words as well. To be continued

Instagram

The Forging of a poppy, This is my small tribute to all those who gave their Lives for us, 100years ago, #lestweforget #armisticeday #remembranceday2018 #brave #poppy #poppyapparel #armistice #remembrance #poppyday
The Making of a Poppy This is for all of the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for us! 100 years Les we forget. #lesweforget #poppyday #poppy #hero #brave #poppyapparel #poppys #armisticeday
Final stages just need to add some colour to the flower watch this space for the small film of the start to finish making of this #poppy #lesweforget
Final stages of the poppy, chasing in the stem at the base of the flower. #poppy #lesweforget #metalart

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