Rustic sculpture can classify a large variety of work. From completely contemporary artists creating abstract things, to classic mountain styles that have been, and will continue to be, popular among mountain communities, rustic sculpture is a broad classification. Check out these wonderful artists below to learn more about rustic sculptures.
1. Anna Gillespie
Anna utilizes natural materials to create figural works of art. She makes these large scale figures out of everything from acorns to stone and metals. Anna lives and works in the UK, but her work can be found and private and public collections around the world.
2. Matt Tommey
Since learning how to weave kudzu during his time spent at the University of Georgia, Matt has developed his work over time from functional baskets to sculptural artwork. His pieces vary in shape and style and utilize many different elements including: kudzu, grapevine, copper, encaustic wax, branches from mountain laurel, and other found natural objects. Matt's work can be found in private collections across the country.
See more of his work here.
3. Amy Malouf
Based in Alaska, Amy is inspired by wildlife to create large scale pieces that replicate the intricacy of nature in a new way. Using steel wire, her sculptures emulate the major muscle groups of wildlife in a beautiful and unique style. Aside from public installations, her pieces can be found across the Western United States as well as in a few locations in South Africa and Kenya.
4. Margie Bibb Johnson
A celebrated ceramicist, Margie crafts beautiful works of art. Her large, porcelain magnolia blossoms, some of her newer work, combines classic beauty and rustic style. Her pieces shine bright in any space, and are a part of private collections across the region.
5. Christian Burchard
Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Christian moved to the United States and opened a studio in Oregon. When he started put, he focused on furniture making, but has evolved over time to using burring techniques to make these beautiful, almost paper-thin wooden vessels.