Tish studied at the Hampstead School of Art.
She came to sculpture through the artist Clare Trenchard and continues to work from Clare’s studio in Dorset and at home in London.
Tish grew up on a farm near Canterbury and still has strong ties to farming and the countryside.
She is interested in capturing the essence of the animals she sculpts.
“There has to be something dynamic about the sculpture, some feeling of life in it”, Tish Potter
The technique used in the creation of bronze sculptures has changed very little for hundreds of years. The subject is sculpted in wax on a wire armature, before going to a foundry for casting. Bronze is a robust and resistant material that fairs well outside. It has a wonderful weight and feels dense and cool to the touch. Using wax to create the initial mould allows for a high level of detail on the ﬁnal sculpture. Certain nuances in colour can be produced through the use of patinas.
Bronze resin sculpture or resin sculpture, also known as cold cast bronze or bonded bronze, is actually made of epoxy resin with bronze powder mixed in. This is then poured into a mould, achieving the appearance of bronze. The sculpture will be a lighter weight and more brittle than bronze but is less expensive.