Swallows Soar, Adrian Wood

Adrian’s first swallows sculpture soon flew the nest, and left a hole in the sky. Luckily more swallows soon arrived and our sky is once again full. #Art #Blacksmith #Ironwork #Sculpture

The Art of Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith

The work of Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood is forged from a mix of metal, music, nature and emotion, with the shapes evolving as the music plays and the hammer falls … Spring Days | Adrian Wood Spring Days Detail | Adrian Wood The end products are unique sculptures, sometimes abstract, sometimes expressionistic,   full of movement, feeling and balance, and embedded with a deeper meaning … Three of Us | Adrian Wood Now, as the swallows have returned to Swaledale, we have the op

Love Nest, a new sculpture by Michael Kusz

Reeth based artist Michael Kusz has been synonymous with the Old School for many years; his bats hang from the rafters; Doug! and the Rook Climber watch the sparrows, chaffinches and siskins, as they squabble over sunflower seeds; his witch rotates around its cauldron, driven by the four winds; his dragons guard our lawn, and Rambo the sheep sits proudly on The Old School roof, gazing out over the hills … Doug! | Michael Kusz | The Old School Muker Witches Cauldron | Michael

Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith, Exhibition Sketches

Back in 2017 we were pleased to discover the work of Adrian Wood and introduce it into the gallery … and visiting Adrian’s forge we got to see some of his larger sculptural work, altogether on a different scale. Wind on to 2018 and this summer we’re looking forward to hosting some of Adrian’s larger sculptures in the Old School Garden. If Adrian’s sketches are anything to go by, with themes of swifts and wild flowers synonymous with Swaledale summers, our garden will be home

Alistair Brookes Raku Sculptures

For 2018 The Old School is extremely chuffed to welcome the work of Alistair Brookes into our deminutive gallery in upper Swaledale. Each piece is hand made, so individual and original. Each is a stunning work of art. Alistair’s passion for both his craft and his subjects, and the care he puts into each sculpture, become embedded into the clay as he works, and just oozes out of each finished piece. Shepherds | Alistair Brookes In Alistair’s words … “Clay artefacts are embedde