Roz Read grew up in the Caribbean – something that has had a huge influence on her. Even as a child, she loved colour and form, and she started painting at a young age. Roz studied Fashion design at Harrow school of art in the 1970’s and graduated with a place at the Royal College of Art. She won awards for her design work and after working in the industry, but was looking for a change of direction. She discovered clay – then a new love of form started.
Roz has been sculpting for about ten years, and has worked in several different mediums. She says:
“I love the colours of Raku fired clay and create one off pieces, in this medium. I have small limited editions cast in bronze, iron, and stone resin. I like creating garden pieces and figurative forms.”
She has exhibited at various venues in London and the Home Counties, and her work has been sold to buyers internationally. She is a member of Surrey sculpture society and Oxford sculpture group, and has been involved in the curation and design of exhibitions.
We have six pieces of work by Roz Read at the Cotswold Sculpture Park in 2018. They include two Raku fired pieces, incorporating colour and form. and “Incognito”’, a piece inspired by the Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and photographs of her beautiful face and neck.
Find out more about Roz at her website: rozreadsculpture.com.