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- Simon Burns-Cox has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997

Biography of Simon Burns-Cox. Simon has been a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver since 1997 working in Stone, Marble, Slate and Granite and other mediums and is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh Scotland which is an International Centre for Sculptors.


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Rhapsody is a garden sculpture made from Guatemalan Green Marble and Portland Stone


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War and Peace

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France 1914

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

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A Second Home

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Simon was born in Sussex in 1962 and is married with one child.  He began life in The Far East in Borneo and Malaysia and was then educated at Clifton College Bristol and London University where he studied Environmental Science. After University, he trained as a Science Teacher gaining a MSc teaching qualification but decided that school life was not for him so went into the business world eventually becoming Director of a Medical Advertising Agency in Gloucestershire, England.

It was at this point his life changed. Aged 33 he was taken seriously ill with a brain hemorrhage which left him unable to speak for two years. During this bleak period, however, he discovered the art of Stone Carving which he found allowed him to express himself at this time and gave him much enjoyment.

When eventually he recovered after intensive speech therapy, he decided to train formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years learning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture and Carving from Italian craftsmen and artisans.

Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath, England, for six years and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is now based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Simon sells his work and exhibits regularly in private galleries, public and solo exhibitions throughout the UK. His work can be seen in permanent exhibitions in Bath Abbey,Wells Cathedral, and St.John’s Edinburgh. He currently has a three year exhibition from March 2016-19 at The Peoples Palace, Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, and The Riverside Museum ,Glasgow, in aid of Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 was made to commemorate the end of The First World War. At the end of the exhibition, the Sculpture will be auctioned in aid of the charity. Expressions of interest should be made to Simon Burns-Cox and PoppyScotland.

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Simon Burns-Cox works primarily in Stone and Marble but also other mediums such as Slate, Granite and Alabaster. Simon particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an admiration for Eric Gill’s stone lettering work, the acknowledged Master of that craft.  Simon makes Garden Sculptures, Headstones and Memorials, and Signs for Home and Business. He is available for all types of commission and projects.

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Current Available Courses

These courses are designed for those who would like to discover the Art of Stone Letter Carving. This is an ancient form of art which is still popular today. Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He offers courses in Stone Letter Carving to participants of all levels. The groups are small with a maximum of 5 participants and the classes are held in the modern purpose built Studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors.


Courses - click for more details:

Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course

Follow-Up Course in Stone Letter Carving

Individual Tuition in Sculpture and Lettering

Three Day Stone Letter Carving Course

Contact Simon Burns-Cox

If you would like to contact Simon Burns-Cox to discuss a commission or project or would like to join one of his Stone Letter Carving Courses,  you can find him at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop at the address below:

The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale
Edinburgh EH6 4JT

07799 474 489

Email:
info@simonburnscox.co.uk

Website:
https://simonburnscox.co.uk/


Simon Burns-Cox has exhibited far and wide:

2017
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow: The marble sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ by Simon Burns-Cox will be on display until March 2018

2016
The 153rd Open Annual Exhibition 2016  at The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts: Selected and Sold: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)

The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh (RSA) Open Exhibition Selected: Love and War (Marble)

The Victoria Art Gallery Bath Summer Exhibition with The Bath Society of Artists Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)

The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 will be exhibited in Glasgow for the next three years in aid of Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture was made to commemorate the ending of The First World War and will be displayed a the following locations:

March 2016 -2017 The Peoples Palace Glasgow
March 2017 -2018 The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow
March 1018 -2019 The Riverside Museum

2015
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Polyphant)

2014
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected: Going for Gold (Marble)

2013
Stairs Castle Stranraer Scotland in aid of Combat Stress: War and Peace 2 Sold at auction (Marble)

2012
The Institute of Fine Arts Glasgow Open Exhibition Selected : Woodland 1 and 2
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer in Sport Exhibition Selected: Going for Gold
Aesthetic Creative Works Annual 2012 Selected: War and Peace
The Society of Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Henderson Art Shop Prize
St. Johns Church Edinburgh Permanent Exhibition Untitled

2011
Wells Cathedral Permanent Exhibition – A Second Home
The Society of Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Selected

2010
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Selected

2009
Bath Abbey Solo Exhibition for Remembrance Sunday and now a permanent exhibit: I dreamed kind Jesus

2007
The Contemporary Art Exhibition London Selected

2004/5/6/7/8/9/10/16
The Victoria Art Gallery Summer Exhibition Bath and The Society of Bath Artists Selected

1999/2005/6/7/8/9
The Royal West of England Academy Bristol (RWA) Selected

GALLERIES

To purchase work by Simon Burns-Cox:  You can either contact him directly at info@simonburnscox.co.uk or through the  following Galleries:

 ArtParksS International Ltd (www.artparks.co.uk)  Guernsey, U.K.

 The Colours Gallery, Edinburgh (www.colours-gallery.co.uk)

 Saatchiart.com (www.saatchiart.com) U.S.A

Rippingham Art ( www.theartonlinegallery.com) Surrey, U.K.

Sable and Ox (www.sableandox.co.uk) U.K.

EXHIBITIONS AND PROMOTION AT THE FOLLOWING GALLERIES

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

The People’s Palace Museum, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

Bath Abbey, Somerset

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and The Bath Society of Artists

The Colours Gallery, Edinburgh

The Torrance Gallery Edinburgh

The Bristol Guild

The Quest Gallery Bath
Gallery LeFort Bath
Out of the Blue Gallery Bath

The International Sculpture Centre New York

Contact:

The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale
Edinburgh EH6 4JT

Email
info@simonburnscox.co.uk

Mobile
07799 474 489

Website
https://simonburnscox.co.uk/
 
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