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Alex Waddell BA (Hons)

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About Alex Waddell

Alex trained as an Apprentice at Winchester cathedral. Having worked in heritage for 3 years. Learning a range of traditional skills he has seen through all stages of each job, taking measurements for templates working the stone and put into the building, as well conservation of the building using mortar repairs and pinning and shelter coating.

Studied Sculpture at Cardiff school of art in 2014 where he specialised in wood working techniques.Exhibited at several student lead exhibitions with a group called the Modern Alchemist. Since then he has exhibited in a hand full of shows in Cardiff.

He has represented the college at the Heat of the 2016 and 2017 heats of the UKSkills competition and come Third place at the Winchester Cathedral Stone masonry Festival.

Exhibition History of Alex Waddell

2013 - Modern Alchemist Autumn show, The Capitol Centre, Cardiff
2013 - Hand of Roath (part of the made in Roath Festival) The Alchemist Gallery, Cardiff
2013 - Cardiff School of Art&Design Degree show, Howard Garden, Cardiff
2012 - Modern Alchemists presents: Birth to Death and Here After, Capitol Centre, Cardiff
2012 - Made in Roath: Kooki Two bit presents: Art Traid Art show, Milgi Warehouse, Cardiff, Wales
2012 - Cardiff Full of Art, UWIC second year show, Capitol Centre, The Crofts and Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff
2012 - The Perils of the Modern Alchemist, The Capitol Centre, Cardiff, Wales

Qualifications / Education of Alex Waddell

2009 - 2010 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Distinction, Eastleigh College
2010 - 2013 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wales Institute of Cardiff (Howard Gardens, Cardiff)
2014 - 2017 Stonemasonry (Banker Masonry and Construction) NVQ and National Diploma Level 2 and 3

Teaching Experience

Volunteers at the world and downland Museum doing displays on Stone masonry. I have run workshops at the cathedrals Childrens church letting them set out norman arches and having a go at working stone.

Influences / Inspiration of Alex Waddell

While at university Alex drew heavily from work of American Folk artist and the work and symbolism of primitive tribes and outsiders across the world. Inspired by the traditional craftsmen He moved into masonry where the he was heavily inflence by the Niave Norman style and the decorative English Gothic work found on churches and Cathedrals.

Price Range of Work

Alex Waddell's work has a price range from £500 to £3,333

Commissioning Work

This artist accepts commissions.

Mediums utilised

Alex Waddell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Alex Waddell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (5)
Architectural Sculptures (4)
Gargoyle Carvings Sculptures Statues (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Religious Sculpture (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Grotesque Sculptures / Statues / figurines to order Commission Custom Bespoke Sculptures (2)
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings (2)
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary (2)
Boats Ships Canoes Dinghies Sculptures Yachts Statues
Caricature Sculptures Statues statuettes
Dragons sculpture
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Buildings, Structures and Parts Statues or Sculptures
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper
Saint Sculptures Statues
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque
Fun Amusing Comic Animals Birds Fish Statues Sculptures
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Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
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