Ian Gill AWCB, award winning metal sculptor and artistic blacksmith has been designing and creating metal sculptures for almost two decades.
At Ian Gill Sculpture, we use a combination of traditional blacksmithing and modern industrial techniques, working with heavy gauge materials that can be hot forged.
Public & Private Commisions
Ian Gill Sculpture has designed and created a many public and privately commissioned sculptures, some of which can be seen in locations such as Hampton Court, Kings Road London, and Coworth Park Hotel.
Ian 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 was 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.
Garden and Courtyard Sculptures
As well as the larger commissioned sculptures, Ian has also designed and created a range of high quality garden and courtyard sculptures and many to other unique works of art that are available to buy in our on-line shop. So if you are looking for an unusual gift or would like to add an interesting focal point to your garden, then browse our range of Garden Sculptures, Water Sculptures, metal Bird Baths and feeders, Chimes and other works of art.
Concept to Reality
Over the years we have worked with many top designers/curators to create bespoke pieces of artwork for their projects.
If you have an idea or a concept, let us help you turn this into Reality.
OUR PREVIOUS PUBLIC AND CORPORATE WORKS INCLUDE
2008 – Bushy Park Water Gardens Hampton Court Palace
The commission was to construct 18 meter row of organic reeds for the base of the waterfall in the reconstructed water gardens.
The design was based on a painting in Royal Collection at Hampton Court Palace called “The Cascade at Bushy Park”.
2009 – World Wildlife Fund
We were asked to design and construct a series of metal sculptures to celebrate 50 years of this organisation.
These sculptures were added to a show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which was awarded a silver guilt medal.
2010 – Coworth Park Hampshire (Dorchester Hotel)
This commission was to design and construct a 54 meter wall sculpture starting in one building, running through a corridor, through a glass panel and finishing in the grounds.
This project also included 15 smaller sculptures for the master bedrooms.
2012 – Kings Road London Beaufant Terrace
This commission was for the Sloan Stanley Estate, to design and construct a set of metal bamboo inspired gates 4 meters wide by 5 meters tall.
2014 – Framlingham Surrey School for Girls
The commission was to design a sculpture of a group of girls playing happily together.
This was to celebrate 125 years of this institution. The finished sculpture was named Joyfulness.
2016 – Mlade Boleslavi Czech Republic
We were chosen from the UK to design and construct a large corten steel sculpture.
The piece was called “Out of Balance” and was part of the metal art symposium project. The finished sculpture is 4 meters tall and weighs in at 1500kg.
2017 – Framwellgate School Durham
This commission was to design and construct a climbing sculpture to go in front of their new public sports centre complex.
The piece is 5 meters by 1.5 meters, weighs 750kg, is named “What’s Next”, and when finished and installed, this piece was opened by Steve Cram.
2017 – Mumbai India
This commission was to design and build a large Water Sculpture to go at the front entrance of a corporate pharmaceutical company, PSV International.
I flew out to oversee the installation of the 2.5 by 1.5 meter, 300kg sculpture which was named “The Calm and the Chaos”.
2018 – Hanover Square W1 London
The commission was to produce copper structures for a roof garden overlooking Regents Street.
We used 40 square meters of copper for this project.
Jardin Blanc Hospitality Venue, Chelsea Flower Show 2018
The Jardin Blanc Hospitality Venue is run by Raymond Blanc. We installed a Giant Dragonfly on Bulrush sculpture by the entrance.
UP AND COMING SECURED COMMISSIONS AND RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE
Le Manoir Oxfordshire
5 meter Bulrush and Reeds with bronze dragonfly sculpture to stand in the lake, set in the grounds of this world famous restaurant owned by Raymond Blanc.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Weymouth
To design and produce a series of sculptures to enhance this botanical masterpiece, this will include a large Arum Lily Water Sculpture to go on the main lawn in front of the restaurant.
Sir Peter Scott Wild Wetland Trust
We are working on the final designs for an 8.5 meter wide sculpture for a roundabout near Simbridge Wetland Centre on the A38 in Gloucestershire as part of the Sir Peter Scott Wild Wetland Trust. This sculpture will combine all aspects of the wetlands including its wild birds and otters.
Other exhibitions include Rhodes Centre in Bishop’s Stortford, and The Animal Art Fair at the South Bank in London.
Get in Touch
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As of 1st September we will be starting our big pack down for moving home & Forge.
This will take some considerable time so any commissions outstanding will be finished before we move, but unfortunately we are not able to take on any commissions for this side of Xmas, but happy to price for the new year.
Will be back at Chelsea Flower Show 2021.
Bird baths etc can still be purchased after 1st Sept but only if you visit to collect. Apologies.
Will look forward to showing you round the new forge and surroundings once settled in, but we have loads of renovation work to be carried out before we are up and running again. We aim for approx 6 months.
Any issues please email (although we may take a day or two to get back to you as have very poor internet!! at new address, something we will sorting out asap.
Thank you to all our customers and look forward to being back soon.
Ian & Michelle