anthony turner

Anthony’s work is a contemplation of the nourishing abundance of the natural world. Like domestic deities, his seeds, bean pods, berries and abstract forms offer a sense of communion and celebrate the richness of life.

My work aims for timeless meditative simplicity in the form of imaginary exotic fruits, modest everyday vegetables and potent archetypal forms.

Anthony was born in Kenya in 1959 and lived on a coffee farm until he was 17. Early influences include two meticulous Kikuyu craftsmen – Charles the carpentry teacher and Macharia the farm carpenter. Having studied psychology at Exeter University, he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Peter Randall-Page for four years to learn stone carving before beginning his own work in 1994. Anthony has exhibited and sold work throughout Europe and in New Zealand. As well as his main workshop in the Teign  Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, Anthony also works in an old cowshed in Oxfordshire.