About Alex R T Davies MRSS
Alex R T Davies, member of Royal Society of Sculptors, has been making sculpture and other objects, mostly in metal, for the last 30 years. During this time he has exhibited his sculptures in a number of exhibitions, galleries, art fairs and sculpture gardens.
Alex’s work has recently featured goats as an inspiration and starting point. ‘The significance of using a goat in my sculpture relates to the historical use of goats in imagery and art, as gods, devils and a symbol of endurance. As an animal it lives and survives in so many different environments and has adapted to survive from deserts to mountains and much more’.
After leaving art college in the early 90’s, he set up an artist blacksmith business (Red Forge) making and designing commissioned sculpture, furniture and architectural iron work. By the end of the 90’s he had started working in bronze, casting for many well known artists, owning and managing foundries in Corsham, London and Essex. In 2008 he moved back to Surrey to further establish his own Fine Art Foundry, Milwyn Casting Ltd, which is based in West Molesey, Surrey.
Recent highlights as an artist have been, having two sculptures, Party Animal and The Kiss, selected for the Kingston Sculpture trail. ‘Party Animal’ won the public vote out of 7 sculptures, with over 50% of the vote, for most popular sculpture on the trail and is now a permanent public art work in the Market square Kingston. Also the 10 Gram Challenge, devised and produced by Alex, a response to the first coronavirus lockdown. He invited Members of the Royal Society of Sculptors to make sculptures using 10 grams of provided wax, which he then lost-wax cast into bronze. Over 200 sculptors were involved with the results exhibited at Dora House (home of the RSS). Another recent highlight was being shortlisted to produce a live sculpture for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.