John Merrill Sculptor

Based in North Wales

Studied fine art sculpture at John Moore’s Liverpool 1993-96

Born Sheffield 1972

The majority of my work is made from oak, using either wind blown trees or the curves and knuckles that are otherwise destined to be firewood, salvaged from the timber industry.

My understanding and knowledge of wood is constantly growing, developing and ever-changing.

Oak Trees in their natural form are magnificent, they are already perfect sculptures and an example of one of nature’s true engineering achievements.

I am simply recycling that sculpture once its been decommissioned, re-interpreting it as an object to stimulate new conversations. I have found great inspiration from the Welsh landscape and sourced materials from its ever changing woodlands.

I use contemporary design techniques and approaches as well as drawing on hundreds of years of history, craftsmanship and tried and tested methods.


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