Almuth Tebbenhoff

When carving, Almuth Tebbenhoff searches inside the stone. Starting with Carrara marble, she scoops, chisels and cuts into the sculpture, uncovering the delicate translucency of the marble beneath. It is this unusual excavation that reveals the crystalline structure of the stone and allows their internal glow to radiate through. Almuth’s pieces appear to be single, static objects that capture the ambiguity of the universe. Almuth not only celebrates the medium she works with but also the mysteries of life.  

Born in North Germany,  Almuth moved to England when she was 18. She trained in ceramics at Sir John Cass School of Art in London from 1972-5. In the late 1970s Eduardo Paolozzi saw her work and invited her to the Royal College of Art to continue her training. Almuth now works with steel, clay and, since 2006, with marble, following a scholarship with Studio Sem in Pietrasanta. She curated the Sculpture Show for Leicester University in 2012 and 2013 and received an Honorary Doctorate from Leicester University. She has been a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 2003.   

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