Following studies at Dartington College of Arts near Totnes, and Rolle College of Education, Exmouth, in the 1970s, Angela Holmes set out in search of work and life-style that would unite her interests in art, nature and people. This led to years of working in Camphill Communities together with adults and teenagers with learning disabilities in England and South Africa. While the intensity of daily life didn’t afford time for personal creativity, the strong work morale and inspiring environments fuelled future activity.
In 1998 Angela began a new chapter, creating “The Clay Door Studio” in Chudleigh, Devon – so called because it has the possibility of opening a door and discovering oneself through art. Angela unleashed a lot of creativity initially finding expression in stone and more recently in ceramic sculpture. The apex of her career has been a commissioned stone sculpture for The Rosie Maternity wing at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
Angela is a member of South West Sculptors Association, where in the past she was instrumental in liasing exchange exhibitions with Sculpteurs Bretagne.
She has exhibited widely in sculpture trails and galleries in the south west of England, her most regular venues being Dartington (where she formerly studied); the Mythic Gardens near Chagford; Delamore Arts, near Ivybridge and The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey.”
Find out more about Angela at www.angelaholmes.co.uk.