The Suffolk Group

Mark Fuller

Foundation in Art and Design at Ipswich 1981. Then studied sculpture at Canterbury and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1987. Worked at a blacksmiths forge for five years before establishing his own forge workshop. His work has evolved and inspired by and through the process of forging steel in a blacksmith?s forge. Most of the metal in the sculptures has been heated up to yellow to white hot then manipulated about an anvil.

Elements are forged then welded and fabricated together using all the various steel sections from 6mm round up to 25 mm square, which is about the limit of what he can forge. A lot of noise and dust is made in the making of the objects. Sometimes the metal is textured with hammer marks or stamped with lines. Sometimes sculptures have a beeswax finish, but more recently he has been experimenting in painting them different colours.

Sculptures are sometimes inspired by his interest in science fiction, he has shown his work in many exhibitions throughout the UK.


Blackberry Farm Cottage,
The Green,
IP19 0HB