Fiona Bowley

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Fiona Bowley uses decorative carving techniques from the classical and medieval worlds to make sculptures of the Sheep that inspire her. She uses layers of pattern and texture to represent their form. Currently, Fiona is embellishing her Sheep with wings and protective armour, celebrating them in memorials that explore scale.



2 Thornton House,

Thornton in Craven

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Thornton House is on the A56 in the centre of Thornton in Craven. Pedestrian access to no. 2 is through a tall, iron gate next to the bus stop at the top of Boothbridge Lane, follow gravel path to the garden studio.


Village roadside parking or in lay-by at St Mary’s Church on B6252 (approx ½ km)



2 steps from pavement and then 2 further steps – phone ahead to arrange temporary ramps.


At Thornton House, and nearest accessible toilets at Tempest Arms, Elslack.


Studio experience


There will be ‘work in progress’ in my studio, tools and process will be on show.

Sketchbooks and photographic archives will be available, alongside books and resource material used in my work.

The visitor will see my private collection of maquettes from past sculpture.

I will happily demonstrate techniques to small groups.

Larger sculpture may be seen in the garden in which my studio is situated.