Biography & Background
Solo Show at Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery 1991
Pam Harmer is a sculptor in stone and letter cutter. She uses stone and lettering in her work as an artist. She has a wide skills base that includes stone carving, lettering, calligraghy, drawing, portraits on paper and in stone. She teaches, at the moment, calligraphy, drawing to stone masons and letter cutting. She does a variety of tailored workshops as and when requested.
Presently she is concentrating on developing a new body of work to do with the figure and is also spending time writing.
Born 8th November 1953
Educated at Northampton High School for Girls
B.A. ( Hons ) Fine Art. Painting. Gloucestershire College of Art and Design
Art Teacher's Certificate. Leeds Polytechnic.
I started life as a painter but moved to 3-D as soon as I left college in 1976.
My ideas have evolved in sculpture from the landscape of the hills and valleys in which we live.
I have used the elements of landscape in my early work and included, earth, sand, candles and even plants.
Gradually the landscapes in stone became bowl forms in which to put my ideas.
The trees disappeared, and the ideas within the bowls were put into words, hence my interest in calligraphy, so that I could design my own lettering.
The bowls became vessels and the ideas more philosophical and symbolic, rather than about place and environment.
I am presently working more figuratively with heads, portraits and figures.
I believe artists need freedom and I enjoy having a wide skill base so that my ideas can be expressed in whatever means seems appropriate.