Melanie Deegan - Sculpture

Melanie returned to sculpting in 2006 having originally trained and worked as a woodcarver in the 1980âs before taking up a career as an analyst in the IT industry.

Over the last few years Melanie has been experimenting with a range of sculpting materials but now works predominantly with Jesmonite. This is a non-toxic acrylic resin combined with a gypsum-based powder. Colours, fibres and fillers such as metal and stone powders can be added to give a variety of effects and finishes.

Melanieâs work is strongly influenced by the desire to capture movement and the medium lends itself to this particularly well. Each sculpture is unique, starting as an idea which is then outlined in wire to develop the design and create an armature before the layers of Jesmonite are built up to produce the final piece

Sculptures vary from around 10cm high to almost any size and larger pieces can be created for gardens and outdoor locations. Most sculptures are inspired by images from photographs, film or real life events but Melanie also works on commissions and can produce pieces to a specific design requirement.

Contact Details

01984 624544

Wiveliscombe, Somerset