One in a Million

by Ian Gill

Giant Bulrushes with Dragonfly

by Ian Gill

Dragons Eye

by Ian Gill

Mad Hatters Dining Suite

by Ian Gill

Scorpion

by Ian Gill

the Calm and the Chaos

by Ian Gill

About Ian Gill AWCB

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
Dorchester Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot
Garden, Interiors, Sculpture

Dorchester Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot

Garden, Interiors, Sculpture
Bushy Park Reeds by Ian Gill
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

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

July 3, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey. KT8 9AU

Craft In Focus RHS Hyde Hall

August 24, 2018 to August 27, 2018
Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford. CM3 8ET

Craft in Focus Wisley Christmas Show

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

Twitter

We have done it again. #rhs #chelseaflowershow #garden https://t.co/GW0gYDdoFv https://t.co/CJJN92gXRr
RT @RoyalFamily: Her Majesty views the @The_RHS Feel Good Garden, which celebrates 70 years of @NHSEngland. It was designed by @matt_keigh
RT @TimHowellX: Wonderful display by these gymnasts on @davidharber and @Savills amazing #RHSChelsea garden designed by @nichowarddesign an…
Giant Dragonfly and bulrush was installed today at this years Chelsea @jardinblanc_rhs @raymondblanc @richgee1https://t.co/LkKWG3Rota
#chelseaflowershow #rhs. Day 2, Today has been much more productive with our paving laid and and building ere… https://t.co/FCHMqR1iFI
Day 1 of the #chelseaflowershow build. We have these amazing slabs from @BradstoneUK watch this space! https://t.co/LP4fJMBxuo
We have been putting the final touches on this giant bulrush sculpture, ready for installation at the entrance to… https://t.co/y2h5ZiENOW
RT @Gardener_jamie: Catch me tomorow talking to @EamonnHolmes live in the @talkRADIO studio at 6:30, about why we should all be out in the…

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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
Giant dragonfly on a bulrush, another very happy customer, this piece is over 4.5 m tall weighs around 250 KG is now living in its new home. I'm now looking forward to getting some more photos of this piece on a sunny day.
Celebration, this piece was made back in 2012 as a celebration for the Olympics. This piece stands just under 4 m tall.
Just received these photos from a lovely lady called Marian, she purchased one of our bird bath feeders at Hampton Court this year and she wanted to share its location in its new home. I'm sure you're agree it looks just amazing in Marian's beautiful garden.
We have only gone and done it again!! We are now at Hampton Court flower show. Today we was awarded another 5 star gold medal certificate from the RHS, apparently only five were issued at the entire show. So feeling rather proud of all our efforts.
More Than 300 stand build hrs later
We are up and running.
The judges loved it and awarded us the big one.
5 shinny gold stars.
The Chelsea Flower show build up is now well and truly on its way, we have been battered by the weather! But we have not let it beat us.
This is day 5 of 5am starts and 10 pm finishes but we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Working on some new pieces for Chelsea.
I love working on large-scale work, this piece will be finished with a bronze dragonfly with stainless very detailed wings .
Ben is in one of the photos to give you some idea of scale.
Some more of my exhibits at Birtley this year.
Over a hundred sculptures on Display From the 30th April to the 4th of June. Great day out refreshments available or bring a picnic.
Wind falls, Now on show at Birtley House, this exhibition runs for the whole of May.
Here's what this piece looks like working.
Summer is just around the corner, our first exhibitions have now started. And things are looking good.
A few more pics

Instagram

We have done it again. #rhs #chelseaflowershow #garden
A sneak preview of the #chelseaflowershow #rhs #garden #iangillsculpture #stand watch this space
Giant Dragonfly and bulrush was installed today at this years Chelsea @jardinblanc_rhs @raymondblanc @richgee1 @the_rhs
We have been putting the final touches on this giant bulrush sculpture, ready for installation at the entrance to the Amazing #raymondblanc restaurant #jardinblanc at the #rhs #chelseaflowershow make sure you book your table.
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. #garden #gardenart #sculpture #metalsculpture #joy #summer #rhs

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