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Jon Evans

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Sculptor Jon Evans
Jon Evans carving in his workshop at Aberllefenni

About Jon Evans

Jon Evans is a sculptor, artist, craftsman and poet living and working near Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, Mid Wales. He currently works mainly in slate and wood. Slate is sourced from Aberllefenni Slate quarry, home to what is said to be the best carving slate in the world. A number of Jon`s carvings are available to purchase, and commissions are also considered.
Sculptor Jon Evans
Jon with a outdoor slate sculpture in progress

Exhibition History of Jon Evans

Jon Evans has exhibited in galleries in the Aberystwyth area in Mid Wales, including the Moma Modern art gallery in Machynlleth.

2010 - Exhibition of Wood and Slate Carvings at The Festival In The Shire, (A J.R.R. Tolkien related event) in Mid Wales

2013 onwards - Part of the annual Ceredigion Art Trail open studio event.

Jon Evans

Biography / CV of Jon Evans

Jon Evans was born in South Wales in 1969. After an unsettled upbringing with many new starts and as many endings, Jon found art as an ?expression for depression?.

He went on to produce a set of drawings which he wrote of in poetic form. Jon has exhibited these works in Wales, and also displays them as a stage act - ?A bardic Initiation?, where you are taken on an inner journey in true bardic style.

This journey led Jon to nature and the world of myth and magic which is his biggest inspiration. Jon now lives in Mid Wales and works mostly in wood and stone using traditional methods and an uncanny ?eye for sight?.

Jon retains his early works for exhibiting and produces new art and commissions at his ?Peace of Mined? slate carving workshop at Aberllefenni slate quarry.

Recent commissions include a set of slate carvings for the Centre for Alternative Technology visitor centre in Mid Wales and the creation of a ?Dragon Wall? which was highly praised on Channel 4 Television?s ?The Landscape Man?

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Jon Evans

Multiple carvings appeared on set in series 2 of the Welsh billingual Crime drama series shown on S4C, BBC One Wales and Netflix.

Multiple commissions for the Centre for Alternative Technology visitor centre in Mid Wales.

Commission of a "Dragon Wall" water feature for Channel 4`s "The Landscape Man" programme in 2010

Commission for award winning garden designer David Keegan - carved slate celtic coastal design.

Reviews of work by Jon Evans

Review from Rodney Matthews, 2010

"I first became aware of the slate and wood carvings, and the drawings of Jon Evans, at The Festival In The Shire, (A J.R.R. Tolkien related event) in Mid Wales. From the outset, I could see that here was a dedicated craftsman, completely focused on his art, and versatile in his application."

"His exhibition held a number of innovative carvings in a celtic style, but what really took my eye was his natural wood `sculptures`, made from driftwood and tree roots from a time-worn oak. Even the selections of these raw materials indicated a discerning eye."

Comments from Matthew Wilson on Channel 4`s The Landsape Man (regarding Jon`s "Dragon Wall")

"Beautiful, subtle, a work of art"

Public Works of Jon Evans

Jon Evans`s Public Works
Sculptures on permanent display at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid Wales:
- 10 Slate carvings each with images and lettering of a different woodland tree for the Woodland Sculpture Walk at CAT
- Large Carved slate monolith in main entrance
- 3 slate carvings (imagery and lettering) around main CAT visitor circuit

Qualifications / Education of Jon Evans

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Publications / Media / Bibliography of Jon Evans

Jon Evans`s Publications
Awaiting publication: "A Bardic Initiation" a book of 33 mesmerizing drawings with poetry where you are taken on an inner journey in true bardic style. Please get in touch for further details - we are currently considering publishers for this work

Influences / Inspiration of Jon Evans

Jon Evans`s Inspirations
Nature and the world of myth and magic

Price Range of Work

Jon Evans's work has a price range from £167 to £8,334

Mediums utilised

Jon Evans's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Jon Evans's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (17)
Celtic Knot Work and Traditional Sculptures (12)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (10)
Mythical Sculptures (9)
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos (5)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (4)
Dragons sculpture (3)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Mask, Wall Hung Faces and Part Heads (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (2)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (2)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (2)
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures (2)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (2)
Wild Bird Sculptures (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Carved Wood Sculptures (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Small bird Sculptures (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Objects of desire Sculptures
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Spiritual sculpture
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Deer Sculptures
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
Carved and Engraved Lettering Writing Inscriptions Poems Quotations Carving Panels Sculptures
Religious Sculpture
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Plaques, Medals, Medalions, Coins, Tokens, Commemorative Customised Commission or Bespoke
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Christian Church Sculptures, Carvings Bas Reliefs Stained Glass and Statues
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque
Anatomical Cast From Life sculpture Statues statuettes
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Crucifiction Christian Cross Alter Piece sculpture Statues carvings Statues statuettes sculpture depicting the crucfiction
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper
Mermaid Water Babies Water and Sea Nymphs sculpture statue statuary for Outdoors in the Garden
Chainsaw Sculpture
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