Chris Williams (Sculptor)
Chris Williams undertook a Foundation in Art and Design, going on to achieving BA (Hons) Furniture Design and Craftsmanship and later an MA in Furniture Design & Technology. He has exhibited widely in the UK. Venues / galleries include Herschel Museum of Astronomy, National Museum of Wales, Corinium Museum, Cirencester and The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk.
His commissions have included sculpture awards for the BMA, and sculptures for Coed Cymru and Hershel Museum of Astronomy. Chris William's professional memberships include The International Association of Astronomical Artists and Artist Newsletter AIR and he is a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (ARBS).
“As a sculptor I draw inspiration and ideas from my interest in the wealth of data within the subjects of astronomy, cosmology and physics. My aim is to produce forms that reveal the scientific landscapes inherent in these subjects through techniques that make them more accessible to a wider audience. My approach to the construction of my art work stems from my background training and experience as a furniture maker and craftsman.
I make work from traditional materials, usually timber, both natural and man-made. I am experienced in the use of Computer Aided Design. Recently I have starting to experiment in how the use of Computer Aided Manufacture can influence my sculptural practice; this has been in collaboration with the woodland charity, Coed Cymru. I employ my various hand making skills when constructing work which includes wood turning. “