Rosie Musgrave

Rosie Musgrave carved her first piece of stone in her early 20s. She was apprenticed variously with sculptors and then studied figurative sculpture in clay, wood and stone at Sir John Cass and City & Guilds Art Schools in London.

I cut stone mostly by hand with hammers, chisels, rasps and abrasives, exploring ways to honour its innate sense of gravity and stillness while still expressing energy and movement within the carved form. It is often only when a piece is nearly finished that its sensuality is revealed: the stone unveils its secrets with shell forms, veins of colour fossilised within the substance of time.