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Elisabeth Hadley

United Kingdom Born in: 1967
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Elisabeth Hadley, who was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has lived in Brixham, Devon since 1997. Here in her studio she sculpts her beautiful, graceful and sensual figures, which she then has cast into limited edition bronzes.

Her interest and talent for sculpting the human form first developed while studying for a B.A (Hons.) in Ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic. Whilst still studying, Elisabeth was asked to sculpt the head of Mr Bennett for the children's programme 'Take Hart', she also won a competition to design a trophy for Sports Personality South West, which was executed in silver and porcelain on a mahogany base.

Elisabeth then spent a year with Aardman Animations as a freelance model maker, working on several TV commercials- Lurpak butter and Cadbury's crème eggs, to name but two. Whilst still with Aardman, Elisabeth did work on the short-animated film, War Story. As a result of having worked for Aardman Animations, Elisabeth was asked to be the voice of Wendy in Rex the Runt, a series of short plasticine animated films for Channel 4 television.

Though Elisabeth enjoyed her time with Aardmans she was keen to continue her studies and left after a year, having attained a three-year sponsorship to study at the Sir Henry Doulton School of Sculpture in Staffordshire. This is where Elisabeth gained her great knowledge of traditional sculpting techniques - anatomy, life drawing, life sculpting and mould making. Here, Elisabeth became successful in another design competition- a piece of her own sculpture translated to become a medallion for promoting the National World Wild Life fund for Nature.

Elisabeth is widely travelled having back packed through several countries, though it was visiting Kenya that was the most inspirational and sparked off a series of beautiful sculptures, which capture the poise and grace of the African form.

In 1997 she relocated to the South West of England and is currently working from her studio in Brixham, Devon producing limited edition bronzes and taking private commissions. In 2005, she was approached to sculpt a life-size mermaid, which was cast in bronze and is now sited on private land at the mouth of the river Dart. Christened Miranda, Elisabeth's mermaid has quickly become a landmark and a tourist attraction in the area.

In 2008 Elisabeth completed another life size commission, a Greek style water feature for a private garden in Taunton.

In 2017 Elisabeth completed a monumental sculpture for Brixham, one of the UK's major fishing ports 'Man and Boy' depicts two life and a half size fishermen helming the wheel of a boat, this memorial sculpture cast in bronze now sits on Kings Quay, Brixham to commemorate lives lost at sea and celebrates Brixham's fishing heritage.

Elisabeth has exhibited successfully throughout the UK and her work is in private collections in Europe and Africa. Elisabeth is widely travelled having back packed through several countries, though it was visiting Kenya that was the most inspirational and sparked off a series of beautiful sculptures, which capture the poise and grace of the African form.

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Elisabeth Hadley, Ariel, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Ariel, 2014
11 x 3.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$479

Elisabeth Hadley, Tjumbiru Girl, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Tjumbiru Girl, 2014
12.2 x 4.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$722

Elisabeth Hadley, Dancing Nude, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Dancing Nude, 2014
21.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,807

Elisabeth Hadley, Slipstream, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Slipstream, 2014
13 x 8.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,872

Elisabeth Hadley, Ariadne, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Ariadne, 2014
30.3 x 11.8 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$9,320

Elisabeth Hadley, Kau, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Kau, 2014
29.5 x 8.3 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,923

Elisabeth Hadley, Aloedo, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Aloedo, 2014
11 x 3.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$479

Elisabeth Hadley, Jupiter, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Jupiter, 2014
11 x 3.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$479

Elisabeth Hadley, Standing Nude, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Standing Nude, 2014
12.6 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,116

Elisabeth Hadley, Leda and Swan, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Leda and Swan, 2008
26.8 x 15.7 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,119

Elisabeth Hadley, Suswa, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Suswa, 2010
15.7 x 7.1 x 4.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,888

Elisabeth Hadley, Azrael, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Azrael, 1995
24.2 x 8.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,923

Elisabeth Hadley, The Pose, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

The Pose, 2016
22.8 x 10.6 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,594

Elisabeth Hadley, Danae, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Danae, 2015
15.7 x 21.3 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,119

Elisabeth Hadley, Greek Minotaur, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Greek Minotaur, 2008
20.1 x 9.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,726

Elisabeth Hadley, Diana the Huntress, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Diana the Huntress, 2014
24 x 23.2 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,382

Elisabeth Hadley, Malindi, Sculpture

Elisabeth Hadley

Malindi, 2005
16.9 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,232

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