Nic Webb

British maker Nic Webb’s sculptural pieces are born of a desire to work with wood instinctively in an attempt to free his work from the convention and perception of the made object. Using traditional tools, modern methods as well as elemental forces such as fire, ice, air and water he shapes and sculpts in an unbound and organic manner. Nic Webb studied painting at Brighton University, graduating in 1994. He has since worked as an artist and maker with a focus on wood and clay. His making is both traditional and experimental, producing work that he exposes to elemental forces and happenings that produce effects beyond the maker’s complete control. Webb connects intuitively with his materials, exploring their features and testing their limits. Employing traditional techniques in addition to newer technologies, he sculpts with meticulous sensitivity to his medium.