Illona lives by the sea on the Moray coast in Scotland. Lots of her inspiration comes from the rock, stones and wildlife on the beach and in the mountains around there. Over the years, she has realised she can say more with less, so her sculptures have become quite simplified.
Some of her sculptures are made in stoneware clay. These are laboriously and individually made by hand, and no two are ever the same. After they have dried, Illona fires them to 1240 degrees C in a kiln. Some are glazed in a second firing, and sometimes a third and fourth firing is needed with more glazes/colours added each time.
Illona also creates sculptures which are cast in bronze at a fine art bronze foundry. Some of these are sandcast and others are cast using the lost wax method. The latter method involves the sculpture being modelled in wax, encased in a plaster mould and filled with molten bronze after the wax is melted out. Each piece is different, and only a small edition is made. Some of them are entirely unique, as only one is ever made.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £440 - £1,430.